Hearts, X’s and O’s, violins wearing flames
Or wings—you pick. Impossible flowers
Made of hearts and words. The best kind
Of flower is impossible. The best life
Is the impossible one. Listen girls: Do it.
Be the person that sings impossibly
In your soul. Find the people who hear it too
And let them help you and let your life
Become the impossible flower of your design,
Unique, ever-growing, colorful, free.
NOTE: This poem was inspired by a visit to the Tulsa Girls Art School and by their beautiful handmade cards. Director Matt Moffett, who is with me in the Oklahoma Arts Council 2014 Leadership Arts class, brought a card for everyone in the Leadership class. They were all made by girls at the school.
Visit the Tulsa Girls Arts School website for more information about them. Please consider becoming an Artist Advocate for the school–there are wonderful benefits.
Click here to see a slideshow of photos I took on my visit to the school.
NOTE 2: The COMMENTS section will have some comments from other folks in the Leadership Arts class if they wish to say something to the girl who made the artwork they received. I got 3 cards!