In the fall, Daisy and I headed out to Cafe Osage. The weather was perfection and the girl even more so. We shopped and talked and laughed. We talked about everything from God, to tattoos, relationships to traveling. She was fully herself, all hand in the hair, optimism and song. Daisy honored me by sharing her dreams, and ideas, her plans for the future. She asked questions and I took photos, laughing with her, answering with limited wisdom. She filled in the blanks on what I forgot about being twenty-one. I took more photos.
By the end I asked Daisy why the 20 somethings, are so comfortable not just in front of the camera, but documenting every coffee, walk and creative snippet on social media? Her honest answer?
"There is a fear of being forgotten. We want to feel validated, that our existence matters. That's why, I think, my generation loves being a false celebrity. We want to feel like our time here mattered. That is wasn't waisted."
Well, you are not alone, Daisy girl. I'm sure that is the plight of man. I'm telling your right here, your existence matters, your story is important and my time was not waisted by spending some life with you.