My father gave me the greatest gift
anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
I think, at a child’s birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow
it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
I remember when the candle shop burned down.
Everyone stood around singing
‘Happy B irthday.’
A gift consists not in what is done or givenbut in the intention of the giver or doer.