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Small Steps

Two of our boys are taking a big step today and “moving up”… from Middle School to High School.  Where did the time go?  We can’t help but be reminded of a poem our Dad use to read to us from A.A. Milne’s When We Were Very Young (a book we still have on our shelf, though it’s quite battered!)  It’s about the perfect place to sit and contemplate life…

Big Steps

halfway down the stairs
is a stair
where i sit.
there isn’t any
other stair
quite like
it.

Long Stairs

i’m not at the bottom,
i’m not at the top;
so this is the stair
where
i always
stop.

Short Stairs

halfway up the stairs
isn’t up
and it isn’t down.
it isn’t in the nursery,
it isn’t in town.

Upstairs

and all sorts of funny thoughts
run round in my head.
it isn’t really
anywhere!
it’s somewhere else
instead!

Downstairs

To all of you who have children making moves this summer, whether they be big or small…  This one’s for you!

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