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Yesterday while visiting some kindergarten classrooms, I noticed a little girl staring very intently at my headscarf.

“Why do you have that on your head?” she queried.

“Because I like it.” I replied.

She continued to look puzzled. “Do you have any hair under there?” she asked.

“Shhhhh!” said a nearby boy in a stage whisper voice. “Her hair has cancer!”

This sweet boy then turned to me and softly said, “I think you look pretty.”

Tears developed in my eyes as I thanked him and left the room.

Cancer is horrible and ugly and time-consuming and hellish. Kindergarten babies are wonderful and honest and sweet and full of wonderful thoughts.