It’s a picture of superman.
Oh! Of course.
I just didn’t put the “S” in.
It’s a triangle in orange
filled with yellow inside,
some green and orange
stripes at the bottom.
It’s for me?
When you’re 6, people can
not see your budding brilliance
or sterling character all the time.
Just because you haven’t learned
the ropes yet, and rules you keep
breaking, trouble with authority
happens way too often for your comfort.
Really crimps your style. How can you be
yourself if there’s a rule against everything
When I notice their brightness everyone
else overlooks, they feel vindicated and
validated as a person.
So, being fair, I see all sides of this little
person. When they’re trying hard
and I notice it, and give them credit for
it, they never expected to get,
their heart is warmed, and a picture is
forthcoming. An innocent gesture and
expression of their heart, not scheming to
get something down the road.
Some kids have so much integrity, that I pale
in their face and the pureness of it. I say where did
you learn to be so honest? “My dad” comes back.
I bolster and encourage that, as if it would do any
good the kid is already so strong to his core with
Kids with a strong sense of self and integrity are
going to be needed to lead us.
I’m always impressed by such possibility.
If you can’t read and write yet very well yet,
pictures are worth a thousand words.
Seagull on sea stack rock with sunset. Bandon beach, Oregon.
Photography © Dennis Frates Photography http://www.fratesphoto.com/