The line for today is If you are a dreamer, come in.
The line is from Shel Silverstein’s poem, Invitation, as published in his wonderful book, Where the Sidewalk Ends.
“If you are a dreamer, come in.”
The old woman seemed to be talking to her closet.
The home health aide had become accustomed to ignoring conversations that made little sense. She asked her again,
“Edna, are you comfortable? Need anything?”
“No dear, we’ll be fine. See you in the morning.”
Edna Jenks had been a Kindergarten teacher for sixty years. She’d never married. So, when she’d retired, four years before, she became perilously lonely and depressed.
But, recently, her spirits had brightened dramatically. Her nurses caught her having conversations and giggling and her appetite had strikingly improved.
That very afternoon she’d sat for hours reading children’s book aloud while asking questions and applauding soundless answers.
They found her the next morning unresponsive with a peaceful smile on her face and a careworn book in her lap. It was opened to Shel Silverstein’s “Invitation”.
Meet me where the sidewalk ends…. | dVerse (dversepoets.com)