December 13, 2020
I know this is a departure from my usual Seedlings. It’s just that I’ve wanted to send something light and playful. I hope you enjoy it.
Oops! My new favorite word.
Oops is a softener; it removes things.
Like fabric softener removes wrinkles, oops removes shame.
Oops puts a mistake in its place
and says, never mind, try again.
Oops is a friend that will pat you on the cheek
when you don’t know what you’re doing.
Or think you know but discover you don’t.
Or you want to give something a try.
Oops makes me smile.
You’re so stupid makes me hide.
I think I might get a big OOPS tattoo somewhere on my body
so other people will smile with me.