eleanor has become obsessed with a pair of shoes.
in her mind, they fit.
i’ve been helping her in and out of these, feeling like i could take on something larger than myself.
i can still make believe my way into reality, right?
the determination involved in doing what we haven’t yet achieved is tiresome. real life calmly lets you know there’s a lot that needs to get done around this place. real life throws up a detour sign leading away from your big idea about every three miles or so.
but not for the child. for a child the business of fitting into things too big is real life.
these things i haven’t done yet, i have to get busy because there’s more to do. these shoes i can not fit into, hand ’em here because i need to go for a walk.
eleanor has places to go.
maybe you do, too.
i want to do what is bigger than me. i want to say, like the song sings, don’t tell me what can not be done.
these days a little child is leading.