Jun 30

The beginning of my summer

Have you ever seen a map of a persons mind?
Doctors sometimes draw maps of other parts of you,
but catch them try to draw a map of a childs mind,
which is not only confused,
but keeps going 'round all the time?
And that map is Never land.
There are zigzag lines on it,
with astonishing splashes of color here and there,
and coral reefs and rakish-looking boats,
and a cave through which a river runs,
and savages and gnomes,
and elder brothers,
and a hut, going fast to decay.
It would be an easy map if that were all,
but there is also the first day at school,
the round pond,
verbs that take the dative,
chocolate pudding,
getting braces,
and so on,
and either these are part of the island or they are another map showing through,
and it is all rather confusing,
especially as nothing will stand still

~From the original script of Peter Pan from Lost Nation theatre Fractured Fables summer camp
About the Author: Forever young
"we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible."