On this day, in this photo, so many October 31sts ago, I was a Princess in pink. Ready to take over the world with my magic, my inspiration, my untold story. My grandfather at his desk where he sat doing his paperwork for his construction business. His legacy. Where it all began. In his wood chair with arms, and wheels that rolled in the tongue and groove wood floors beneath him. Where the dim light of the street light would shine through the leaded glass window behind him that he had spent so many hours making in his workshop getting just right. That was HIS throne. In this photo so many October’s ago leaning over to me, his “Little Girl”, a man of few words, he MUST have been saying, “Mina Dan, you can take over the world, you can do anything you set your mind to. You’re our little Princess. You know you’re the favorite.” I know I can, is what I must have said. I know I am, is where I’ll always sit in their hearts. And there I was. With all of my magic. The twinkle in my eyes. Of course, I could do anything. Little did I know, now, all of these October’s that have passed, that it is my job now to sit on the throne. To protect. To watch. To use my magic. I have even learned when to be of few words. To continue to be anything I want to be, ready to tell the world, that each one of us is born with our own magic. With our very own untold story. You will be, could be, or are somebody’s favorite. You create the destiny of your own chapters in your life and can decide at any point how to make a difference or a change. In you. In someone else. Just make your pages count. Time matters.