When I was a little girl, I would put on my best dress up clothes and grab the oldest-looking book I could find on the bookshelves (later found out it was a biography on William Penn - random!) and tell my mom that I was off to Prince Charming's ball to learn how to read. And to fall in love with the Prince, of course. (But reading first ;)
Somehow I think 4 year-old Samara knew me better than I do now.
Then someone sent me Kelly Clarkson's engagement photo (see below) Super cheesy? Eh, maybe. But it looks the stuff of my childhood dreams.
And those dreams are still whispering to me from old-looking books.