Saturday, August 25, 2012

Where the sidewalk ends....

I have a few regrets in life and sometimes I don't realize that I should regret something until I hear someone say, "Oh I did this or I remember that" and it wasn't even on my radar screen.  Well it happened again this morning I was reading the "Impossible" blog and some one posted a poem by Shel Silverstein from Where the Sidewalk Ends.  I remember seeing that book time and again in book stores and thinking that I should buy it and read some to the kids or to myself for that matter; but I never did.  I had The Oxford Book of Children's Poetry (illustrated by Brian Wildsmith) with all the poems that I remembered and I was biased. So now I regret never having read this one!!!! and there must be more in the book. I'll get a copy.

poem by Shel Silverstein

Listen to the musn’ts child,
Listen to the don’ts,
Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts,
Listen to the neverhaves, then listen close to me.
Anything can happen, child,
Anything can be.

One thing that I will never regret doing is overcoming my "fear" of seafood!!!  This was dinner last night,  on the picnic table where the deck ends :)

Clams with bacon, tomatoes, basil, and wine. It was delicious!!!

Have an adventurous day!! 


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  2. What an insiteful poem,
    Thanks Carol for sharing. It hits a cord today, Karen