WHO: Cassandra & Piper WHEN: Monday afternoon WHERE: Their house WHAT: Happy Birthday
Cassandra decided that she would brave the store that she knew was nearby to Lewis Carroll's home. He had given her money, but she mostly put it away in a box beneath her bed. She wasn't a shopper.
But today she clutched that money tightly in hand as she walked alone through the brightly lit aisles, more lucid and thus more scared. When the madness came upon her she was fearless, led only by visions and sure feet. But when it receded she was nothing but a young girl and everything seemed so threatening.
But she got what she had come for an returned home, unwrapping her scarf in the kitchen as she put the little candle into the top of the blue-iced cupcake. Then, after it was lit, she carried it very carefully to Piper's room where the door was open. Standing in the doorway she said, "Happy Birthday. I don't know the song."