Sunday, July 27, 2008


Elizabeth tells us she has an imaginary friend named Georgina. She looks, speaks, and dresses exactly like Madison, but according to Lizzie, she is much nicer. (How can anybody be nicer than Maddy???)

Madison has never seen her, because somehow she only comes around when Madison is otherwise occupied, usually closeted with her computer.

This Georgina is someone to whom Lizzie feels she can pour our her whole heart and find a sympathetic listener. Sometimes she even shares her complaints about her older sister (which, I think, must be a bit difficult for Georgina to take, but she does). Sometimes, if asked, Georgina even offers kindly advice, which Lizzie says always works.

I just find this such an extraordinary form of kindness! And from a 12-year-old.