“Remember the pencil that first touched your hand,

Drawings with unspeakable words.

Remember the doodles from the old notebook.

Remember your first drawing in art class that was hung

 on the wall for everyone to see.

Remember your old imagination and the effort to succeed

 with art.

Remember the beginning, how you struggled with

drawing a perfect circle.

You kept drawing all day on all the paper you could find.

Remember your first art piece.

Remember the past rather than thinking about the future.”