daughter: i had a dream about quill last night. made me wonder if he's "the one." how do you know when you're in love, mom?
mom: love isn't an event. it's a process
daughter: ok. but how do you know who to spend your life with?
mom: life isn't one journey. it's many trips
mom: what works today might break tomorrow
mom: life is like a pair of jeans. some work forever, others seem perfect but never quite fit. some are sturdy, others need a lot of care. some get too small, go out of style or just lose their appeal. some you get rid of then wish you hadn't, others you keep and wonder why
daughter: wow. you are just full of momisms today
mom: yeah, they're a lot easier than actual answers