Updated: Feb 24
Dear younger me:
You dreamed so big, your wings begged to sprout.
You did not care that no one else could see them.
And when your dreams grew and grew, you built me
a hot air balloon so that I could come along with you.
And oh, this view is worth it -
Thank you for the lift.
You whisper, you've got it from here;
There's so many sights we haven't seen yet.
The grown-up clothes that you played pretend in
fit awkwardly over your wings now;
but I've got a pretty good handle on this balloon
and I'll keep us up steady.
How lucky I was to grow up with you