I have two poems that I have memorized in my life, give or take a line or word or two…one of them is the one below by Shel Silverstein:
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper
A prayer, a magic bean buyer…
Come in, Come in,
for we have some flax golden tales to spin.
What an invitation. What a delight. This is the first poem that invites the reader into Where The Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein. It came to me after pondering on dreams last week. I think one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children is to show them that we dream too. Children are already blessed with great imaginations, so they have the dreaming part down. My son wants to be a Cooker, a rock star, a jockey and a dinosaur teacher.
My daughter has watched me act on my dream of becoming a writer. She will even ask at the end of the day, Did you write today Mama?
It is never too late to start dreaming and breathing life into our dreams.