There are so many incredible, amazing and impossible things in this world, and I don’t want to miss out on any more than absolutely necessary, and I get to define the absolutely.
“Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~
Alice in Wonderland
I’ve been thinking about how my life is better now, than it was 10 years ago, and the simplistic answer is that now I have the freedom to believe, to not believe, to be a human and a woman and an equal all in the same breath. Now I’m learning to be a bumblebee.
“I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it’s aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there’s a cat in a box somewhere who’s alive and dead at the same time (although if they don’t ever open the box to feed it it’ll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.” ~ Neil Gaiman, American Gods
So, a bit like a bumblebee, who just knows he can fly, and so he does, I just know I can do incredible, amazing and impossible things. Look in the mirror and say it ten times, click your little red shoes together, never give up, never surrender.
Don’t be afraid to be 8 years old on the inside.