And one day soon, when they are in awe of you…
When they rise to their feet to applaud you
And gasp when they see you
I’ll tell them that genius takes time to bake
Requires mindful, quiet steps
Time to rise and brown and bask in warmth
I’ll tell them that the times they were clamoring in the kitchen
Stomping loudly and worrying
That they should have excused themselves to play outside or to watch
It’s easy to question the pace of nature
When wires pop, fizzle and snap to have our attention.
But I like watching you think
I like hearing the words tumble out of your mouth like acrobats,
delightful clowns, untamed lions, dragons,
imaginative fantasies that for you, walk a thin line into the world we share.
I know when I speak to you
That I’m distracting you from something amazing—
I’m honored when you pause
Moreover when you share
You are amazing
And whether this world feels like 200 mph traffic blazing around you
Or is too boring to bear
My hope is that you’ll find yourself comfortable and radiant in your own beautiful skin
That you will evolve as you were made to be—
I have no doubt about you.
You’re like the old man with the ladder, in a constant dream state
Dreams so vivid they mirror life
And like the old man with the ladder, one day—
You’ll save us all.