“Just dreaming is already important,
I wish you dreams never ending,
And the furious desire to make some,
I wish you to love what to love,
I wish you to forget what to forget,
I wish you birdsongs when you wake up,
I wish you laughs of children,
I wish you silences,
I wish you to resist the stagnation,
To indifference, to the negative virtues of our time.
I especially wish you to be you.”
This beautiful keepsake and sentiment is particularly fitting for Martin Luther King Day, and for dreamers everywhere. I found this years ago in a print shop in the Belgian book town of Redu. It has traveled everywhere with me.