Over the past year, I saw the banner become ragged, come down, go back up and then disappear. But now it's back, restored and securely mounted. When I saw the banner return, a thrill of joy rushed over me. "Black Lives Matter" is probably one of the most misunderstood phrases in America. Too often it is seen as meaning that "Only Black Lives Matter," but it should instead be understood as meaning that "Black Lives Matter Too." We must acknowledge that white lives have always mattered in this country, and that's why our mattering goes without saying. It's akin to my father's explanation, to my childish inquiry as to why there's Mother's Day but no Children's Day: "Because every day is Children's Day."