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A Rare Opportunity

A rare opportunity to travel to Indonesia has popped up for me.  This trip couldn’t have come at a better time as I seek to reboot and rebalance my life.

Before I head off on my adventure, I’d like to share with you one of my favourite poems by Shel Silverstein.  What better way to kick off the summer than with a poem that speaks to the joyful, playful, imaginative child in each of us.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

There is a place where the sidewalk ends

And before the street begins,

And there the grass grows soft and white,

And there the sun burns crimson bright,

And there the moon-bird rests from his flight

To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black

And the dark street winds and bends.

Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow

We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,

And watch where the chalk-white arrows go

To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,

And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,

For the children, they mark, and the children, they know

The place where the sidewalk ends.

I look forward to embracing my inner child this summer.  Will you do the same for you?

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