Friday, August 11, 2006

It’s funny:
I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of
inner toolbox,
full of shiny tools:

the saw of discernment,
the hammer of wisdom,
the sandpaper of patience.
But then when I grew up
I found that life

handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendship,
– and said,
‘Do the best you can with these, they will have to do.’
And mostly,
against all odds,
they’re enough.’