So many thoughts, ideas, fears and woes are crashing around in my
head. I worry about this, did I do that, did I say the wrong thing, did
I imagine my success…. always worrying, always, doubting.
tonight after a little tossing and a little turning. I decided to find
the cure for my worries as a child. I always escaped in a book. A few
specials ones were frequently visited. So tonight, to help me rest, to
clear my head and maybe find a little peace. I would like to read you
two special poems to me. They both come from one of my very favorites
"A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein. I could quote most of his
poems to you as a little girl and as I juggle my 30s now – I find his
wisdom still holds true.
INVITATION by Shel
If you are a dreamer, come in,
you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a
magic bean buyer…
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
God's Wheel by Shel Silverstein
GOD says to me with a kind
of smile, "Hey how would you like
to be God awhile And steer the world?"
"Okay," says I, "I'll give it a try.
Where do I set?
much do I get?
What time is
When can I quit?"
"Gimme back that wheel," says GOD.
"I don't think you're quite ready YET."