|Photo by Mike Ratcliffe|
There's pride --
(nothing wrong with pride)
a warm sense of self-worth
sitting quietly inside you
like a steaming cup of cocoa on a winter morning.
But then there's hubris --
a venti double mocha latte with whip and extra sprinkles
standing there beside your computer in the cafe
while you pose with your earbuds
The trick is knowing the difference.
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016
Would love to spend a quiet morning with you and hot cocoa sometime, Mary Lee. Thanks for knowing the difference and making a difference.ReplyDelete
I love this! So true! Wondering what your fifth graders thought yesterday.ReplyDelete
This could be a great project for kids to try -- to find images (both photographic and word-ly metaphoric) for vocabulary words.ReplyDelete
But beyond that, thanks for living that difference and showing us how to live it, too.