Friday, June 10, 2016

A Little Singing

Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer. Maybe you know exactly what it is you dream of being, or maybe you're paralyzed because you have no idea what your passion is. The truth is, it doesn't matter. You don't have to know. You just have to keep moving forward.
~Shonda Rhimes

It's high school graduation day for my son. Very exciting! Dash is passionate about history, he's a fan of geography, and he also likes economics, political science, and philosophy. He's one of those rare folks who actually enjoys public speaking. You can't become an astronaut without perfect vision, or he might want to pursue that. I am looking forward to seeing what he does!

The Hammock
Li-Young Lee, 1957

When I lay my head in my mother’s lap
I think how day hides the stars,
the way I lay hidden once, waiting
inside my mother’s singing to herself. And I remember
how she carried me on her back
between home and the kindergarten,
once each morning and once each afternoon.

I don’t know what my mother’s thinking.

Read the rest here.


A throwback post about another Dashiell

Beyond LiteracyLink has the Poetry Friday round-up today. Thanks, Carol!


Anonymous said...

What a mix of emotions today brings. So many open doorways. So many paths to follow. Congratulations to Dash - and all the family. Enjoy! :)

Mary Lee said...

Oh, how I love the ending of that poem!!

Best wishes for a brilliant life, Dash!

Brenda at FriendlyFairyTales said...

Happy graduation to Dash! What a great poem to select.

jama said...

My nephew (also a history lover) just graduated last week. Definitely an emotional time for all concerned. Wishing Dash the best of everything as he graduates and takes on the next adventure.

Ruth said...

My daughter graduated a year ago, so I can imagine how you're feeling. Wonderful poem. Enjoy the celebration!

Diane Mayr said...

Keep singing, Tabatha! The best of luck to Dash.

Violet N. said...

What a thoughtful poem you shared... so good for a graduation day. Enjoy - and congratulations to your Renaissance Youth, Dash.

Carol Varsalona said...

Tabatha, I thought I commented on this post and your son's graduation but I do not see my response so here it goes again. Congratulations to Dash. Realizing the dream and being a doer in life is part of the journey past high school. I enjoyed the poem and I am glad to hear that you are feeling better.