Day 342 – Anything Can Be

Art Apple - Day Three Hundred Forty TwoListen to the Mustn’ts, child,
Listen to the Don’ts
Listen to the Shouldn’ts
The Impossibles, the Won’ts
Listen to the Never Haves,
Then listen close to me —
Anything can happen, child,
Anything can be. – Shel Silverstein

I’m being drawn to the words and images of the great children’s writers. I wish we could keep being told the lessons we teach our children; the lessons of love and persistence and of starry eyed dreams of childhood.

As an adult it is so difficult to keep going after your dreams and to continue to believe that anything can happen, anything can be.

Do not listen to naysayers. We sure as heck wouldn’t let our children listen to them. Hold on to your dreams and don’t listen to anyone who insists on telling you what you can’t do.

Dig up those stories and listen to their messages…




And sprinkle in some pixie dust for good measure!

Until tomorrow.


Day 342 was created in pen & ink in the style of Shel Silverstein with a twist – a little girl instead of a boy and a blue apple for spondylitis instead of a yellow star.

Comments 3

  1. PeachyPains wrote:

    This is another one of my favorites!!! I love Shel Silverstein! A favorite author of mine. Can you do a missing piece apple?? That was my favorite book!!! xoxo Peachy

    Posted 08 Sep 2011 at 7:38 am
  2. Vic wrote:

    Should have, could have, would have…no , no , no.

    Do it, or dream about it. Those are your options.

    I love this apple, and the message behind it.

    Posted 08 Sep 2011 at 8:11 am
  3. Judy wrote:

    You know the right words and the perfect APPLE!
    You make me ASPIRE to it.

    Posted 08 Sep 2011 at 8:51 am

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