I've always said The Muse moves in mysterious ways.
For a while now, I've been volunteering with the Sacramento non-profit organization 916 Ink which promotes youth literacy by empowering students through creative writing. Two semesters ago, I had the opportunity to work with Crystal Linnet: teacher, mother, explorer, and 916 Ink Wordslinger. During one of our classroom prompts, she dashed off this amazing little poem and it got us thinking...
Illustrations would be fun.
Here's what Crystal and I came up with.
The Secret of Life