All the things you are!


Dear child,
Here is sharing a little something with you. Of all the colours I love, I love white the most. Somedays I like yellow more. And on others I like grey. But white… white reminds me of my father. Of his white kurta pyjama and his words!
‘A little bit of green.. A little bit of red.. A little bit of blue..
You are all that and more.’
Is what my father told us as we grew.
I didn’t quite understand it when I was little
Because he always said ‘make the world a better place to live in’
Maybe he forgot to mention or maybe he did not want to put attention
To the fact that we could choose to be a woman or a man or whatever we pleased
As long as we made the world a better place to live in.
‘A little bit of green.. A little bit of red.. A little bit of blue..
You are all that and more.’
Is what my father told us as we grew.
I didn’t quite understand it when I was little
Because he always said ‘make the world a better place to live in’
Maybe he forgot to mention or maybe he did not want to put attention
To the fact that we could choose to study computers, child psychology, management or dance
As long as we made the world a better place to live in.
‘A little bit of green.. A little bit of red.. A little bit of blue..
You are all that and more.’
Is what my father told us as we grew.
But today I get it. I really really do!
We all contain all wavelengths of visible light
Of possibilities, potentials and kindness too
It’s just that we don’t have to hold on too tight
To ideas, expectations and each other
We are all the things we are
And you little child, are all the things you are.
Things that make us all the same colour of light
And things that could make the world a better place to live in.
I really love white!! Oh yes I do!