Inspiration: Spoken Word Poetry

Oct 21, 2013

"You tell them that they really oughta meet your mother.

This TED talk by Sarah Kay is one of my absolute favorites. She does spoken word poetry that is beautiful and interesting and entertaining all at the same time. There are so many amazing lines from this talk that I had a hard time choosing my favorite. The talk is called "If I Should Have a Daughter" and it's precious. I want Everly to know all these things. She is going to grow up to be spectacular and I'm just lucky enough to have a front row seat. 

The first time she realized that Wonder Woman isn't coming I'll make sure she knows she doesn't have to wear the cape all by herself. Cause no matter how wide you stretch your fingers your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal. Believe me. I've tried. 

Those are the very days when you have all the more reason to say thank you. Cause there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away. 

Your mama is a worrier and your papa is a warrior and you are the girl with small hands and big eyes who never stops asking for more. 

Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air. 

Always apologize when you've done something wrong but don't you ever apologize for the way your eyes refuse to shop shining.

That last quote is in contest with the first for my favorite. Watch it. Just watch it. It's amazing. 

xo Sue

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