Just now...my lovely elf girl...you woke up reaching for me. As I tried to soothe you back to sleep, it looked like a futile cause because you were so wide awake. But your cheeks were colored like a pale rose...and your hair was like feathers and down. I gently slid my lips across your temples, your eyelids, your brows, and your cheeks; whispering of all of the ways I love you...and I started telling you a story. When I looked down, I realized your body hung heavy in my arms like liquid stone...and that is the story of when I kissed away your fears and wooed you back to sleep and dreams with my kiss.