There is something very sweet and delicate about this and I love every single thing about it. There’s a soft sadness to it that pulls at my heart. It was an instant favorite the first time I read it and I’ll read it a thousand times more.
This is a perfect example, in my opinion, of when repetition works well, without making the piece dull or dragging it out unnecessarily. The whole piece brings comfort, and the realization of a bond between the two of you, that even if you were apart, you will still be there for support. You will have their memory and presence to guide you. You will recognize their worth. There's a gentleness in this, in a promise you will be there for someone, even when life seems too difficult to navigate. The images and similes throughout made me smile. This almost read like a lullaby to me too, and the rhymes contributed to the ease I felt reading. I also interpreted it as possibly going through a grieving process, holding them close in your memory to protect them, if that makes sense. Especially if they have been forgotten, or if everyone else's memory of them is skewed or biased in some way. You remember and hold their true self close.