The other day as I was walking home
I found these green pod things.
It was getting dark, so I brought them inside for a better look.
I wondered if those spiky spiny things were good or not.
Like anything, it depends on how you look at them.
I wanted to look at them up close. Roll them over. See them from all sides.
Like little ideas. Seeds of ideas. Good or not?
Do you weigh your ideas,
or stack them up against one other?
Do your ideas turn into worries
and get heavier. Bigger?
Do some ideas just overwhelm?
Or maybe they’re good, growing stronger.
I decided I liked these ideas.
We all did.
My family each took an idea.
Tossed them around.
Wondered what to do with them next.
Wait and see, we decided.
Wait and see.
So we waited.
One day and one night.
And the seed-idea seed-pods dried up.
Seeming sad to no longer be green.
But guess what?
Those pods had a plan.
Shriveled up seedpods
turned into teapots
and poured out a
hundred new baby ideas
like stars in a sky
made for wishing.
A galaxy of new ideas!
Wonder what will come of those?