"I just don't know how you're giong to pay back all these loans."
My mother says
unfamiliar, like most of my family, with the cost of college.
But I love learning.
and "knowledge is power"
but not in the cliche statement
- in the way that a new idea makes a pair of eyes brighten
with passionate interest -
when I was seven and learned about Wild Things and
Cats in Hats and
Trees that Give and
I owe all my of love for learning to
gasps that erupted when willows whomped cars and
I owe my bright-eyed passion to libraries.
My dream is to grab hold
of the small hands that love stories and say:
Imagination is more powerful than you would ever believe
and be curious
and learn as much as you can
because there are so many things you are capable of
and it all starts with reading
and you can't put a price on that.