The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried … Let us advance on Chaos and the Dark.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Slayer has been active. She’s had some rough days. The seizures still get in the way a lot. But she doesn’t let them stop her. She brought home a dazzling report card this week. And she’s taken to do more things for herself. For example, she asks to do her own laundry and seems to enjoy it (albeit on her terms). I’ve noticed that she delights in her own independence, and Jeanette and I do all that we can to let her do more for herself. She does not fear to try, which makes me a very proud papa.