Anything Can Be

As some of you know, I am getting ready to make my move to Austin, Texas. This has been a difficult decision and especially lately, it seems the universe has been throwing obstacles in my path. I am not deterred, but it does occasionally make me wonder if I am making the right decision.

Yesterday, I was going through my bookshelf, weeding out unnecessary items I don’t wish to pack.  I have a few Shel Silverstein books from my childhood and as I picked one up, I thought, I really don’t need this, I’m never going to read it again though it carries fond memories for me.  I opened up A Light in the Attic to a random page and the first poem I saw was this:

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. 
Listen to the don’ts. 
Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. 
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… 
 Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
It was just what I needed to see at a time when I am facing a lot of doubt and fear. Anything can happen, and I look forward to the new opportunities this move will bring me. Needless to say, I kept the book.

2 thoughts on “Anything Can Be

  1. What a great find! I always remember Silverstein more for his funny poems and forget that they also contain such insight and wisdom. Thanks for sharing that today!

  2. I love Shel's hug poem. So glad inspiration came when you needed it. You are an amazing and brave woman and Austin is going to rock for you I know it!

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