Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Years

We are in Houston now visiting with more family and friends. New Years day Kyle and I found a Shel Silverstein book and as we were getting ready for bed, curled under the covers to reminisce in "Where the sidewalk ends."  (In our theater class we did a rendition of several of the poems from this book while in high school and we have comforting memories from them)  We came across "Listen to the Mustn't" and I felt it was a perfect poem to start the New Year with.  What do you take away from this poem?

"Listen to the MUSTN'T, child,

Listen to the DON'Ts

Listen to the SHOULDN'Ts


the WON'Ts

Listen to the NEVER HAVEs

Then listen close to me--

Anything can happen, child,

ANYTHING can be."

Shel Silverstein

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