This anthology is dedicated to my daughter, Gracie, who is my reason for everything. Before she was born, there was only Starlight, the endless possibilities and vast emptiness of space. Her beginning marked my beginning. From the day of her birth we have tumbled our way through the many playgrounds of life, surviving both the highs and the lows. She is young now, and my instinct is to protect her but I know there will come a day when she will consume the pomegranate and be forever changed by time. In the face of our journey, all I can do is pray.