Today is my birthday. Today I am twenty two years old.
Today I am putting on a tulle and silk powder blue party dress,
to be Alice, and parade about with my friends who I hope will be
E. Scissorhands, Lydia, W. Wonka, and beyond.
I have one more year before I stop having postcards sent to me, and can send them
myself, from lands far, far away. I think this is going to be a magical year.
I hope that the positives keep staying positive, that my friendships only grow stronger,
and that I can forever feel young at heart.
( this is to inspire those attending the fête, because Tim Burton is
the imaginary guest of honor)
photographs by Tim Walker for Harper's Bazaar October 2009