Then I started thinking about Shel Silverstein's Where The Sidewalk Ends*, because on this street, that's where I live.
That beautiful, classic book of poems is now 40 years old, yet the wonder and wisdom is simply timeless. And after all these years, the opening poem is still my favorite ...
If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
Yes. We really do have some flax golden tales to spin around here. Please come in!
*Always available at Baby Burro!