Will she bring with her that childhood anticipation,
That mischievous smile, that trusting soul?
Does she realize that true happiness is already within,
And not outside in any majestic place or in another soul?
Will she realize the hopeful dreams of her youth,
Making proper use of her gifts and talent?
Or will she shrink back into that safe place of obscurity?
Will the extraordinary beauty of her new environment
Allow her the space and inspiration for which she has longed?
I believe she knows with every ounce of her being,
That it is there for the taking,
If she simply trusts,
And reaches deep within.
~ Patti Crowley