With a sparkle we go

With a sparkle in her eyes, she asked, “Are you ready?”

“Let’s go.”

With a sparkle in his eyes, he told a story I’d never forget.

Leonard Pitts, Jr. read from Chapter 2 in his new novel, The Last Thing You Surrender. His voice bending into the different characters as if he lived their lives, breathed their breaths, and felt their pain.

With a sparkle in my eyes, I whispered, “Thank you,” to my daughter.

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Still groggy from the day before, I wanted to give up on the event I’d been dreaming about for weeks. I started folding the clothes I’d laid out the night before.

“You want to go the the Book Fair?” she asked.

I looked at her like she was crazy. “I have too much to do baby.”

“Awww, c’mon. You’ve been wanting to go. I bet you’ll feel better afterward.”

“We’ll see.” I folded clothes.

Then, I remembered a simple thought, from somewhere, “You have to be nice to yourself or nothing will change.”

I grabbed some folded clothes and announced that we should go before anyone notices we’re gone.

Through the sky we went, passing buildings and spaces, sparkling to light our path along the way.


Published by Lisa Chesser

I'm a writer, digital storyteller, award-winning educator, and advertising and marketing professional who hopes to rally everyone around one single mantra: Be brave, smart, and bold. As an educator, I love to remind students to dream in the midst of politics gone mad! Thus, I am also a dreamer.

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