Dear Youth

Take the good 
Release the bad
You've learned enough to survive
Now encourage yourself to thrive

Stumble through learning 
Displaying your scars
Your allies will see those old wounds
Your loves will love them

Be bold on this journey
It’s required
After grappling with ideas 
Make your assertions loudly and respectfully

“Have fun.
Be yourself.
Don’t hold back.”
And life will give life back



- artwork by Willem de Kooning…
- mailed to New Hampshire -
- inspiration by John Dick of CivicScience -