You Never Know Where a Conversation Is Going to Go
Said Ricky to me one day, “Why is it you
don’t have a tail?”
Well, I just don’t. Maybe once upon a time
I had one, but not anymore.
“What happened? Did you have an accident?”
No, no. Things change. Sometimes. Over
“You mean, maybe sometime I won’t get a walk,
I won’t get dinner? I won’t get hugs? That’s
scary, plain scary.”
No, no, it takes a really long time. In
fact, some things change, over time, and
“Well, how do I know what’s what?”
Day by day, Ricky. You find out.
Has anything changed that troubles you?
“Actually, nothing. I like everything a lot,
Well, see? Just keep on liking things.
“I don’t know anything about that.”
Yes you do. Every time you wake up and
love your life and the world, you’re
praying, my dear boy. I’m sure of it.