The world is a strange place: strange and big. I know sometimes that it can be scary and that you are unsure.
It is okay to be unsure. It is okay to hesitate.
You’re stronger than you know. You may think you can’t do the things you see other people do, but you can.
People are going to tell you not to be afraid, but I’m not. It’s okay to be afraid.
Fear is there to tell us something might hurt us. It’s okay to listen to fear.
And always remember to love who you are.
People will try to confuse you. They’ll tell you to fear who you are and love what will hurt you.
Don’t listen to them.
Out here, on the edge of adventure, you have choices.
You have everything you need.
You have wings.
And one other thing —
A kite can be connected to the soul… did you know that?
Even though you touch it for just the briefest time, it stays connected to you. Forever.
Because you helped it fly.
Even though that time will come when you may not be here to watch it. Because you’ve gone on. To another field, maybe.
Somewhere, beyond the sunset.
So run, little one. Let your joy stream overhead like it was meant to do.
For you have wings.
For Nano Poblano this year, I’m trying a prose post a day instead of my usual work in poetry — sort of. Thanks for reading. – S.B.