Wednesday, March 12, 2008

If Children Had Wings (Gordon Lightfoot)

What with Eric home from college this week for Spring Break... and Sarah moved out two weeks ago, we've not yet had a chance to get us all under one roof/around one table as is our modus operandi - that will be rectified this evening, as we're planning a family dinner. We're not yet decided whether we'll go out to a restaurant or stay in with me cooking - I'm on the record as voting for the former... :-)

Always a treat to have all five of us together - should be entertaining and educational and enriching, oh my!

What will
our children do in the morning?
Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play,
the way wings

Will they have dreamed the needed flights and gathered
the strength from the planets that all men and women need to balance
the wonderful charms of
the earth

so that her power and beauty does not make us forget our own?

I know all about the ways of the heart - how it wants to be alive.

Love so needs to love
that it will endure almost anything, even abuse,
just to flicker for a moment. But the sky's mouth is kind,
its song will never hurt you, for I
sing those words.

What will our children do in the morning
if they do not see us

QUOTE: "There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter, Jr.

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