Children need encouragement. So if a kid gets an answer right, tell her it was a lucky guess. That way, she develops a good, lucky feeling.-Jack Handey (as seen on SNL) "Deeper Thoughts"
my sisters first trip to disneyland, with my Mom,and my dad and Uncle Adrian
Isn't it plain the sheets of moss, except that
they have no tongues, could lecture
all day if they wanted about
spiritual patience? Isn't it clear
the black oaks along the path are standing
as though they were the most fragile flowers?
Every morning, I walk like this around
the pond, thinking: if the doors of my heart
ever close, I am as good as dead.
Every morning, so far, I'm alive. And now
the crows break off from the rest of the darkness
and burst into the sky -as though
all night they had thought of what they would like
their lives to be and imagined
their strong, thick wings