— Nick Butterfield
If you ride a motorcycle,
smile so as not to swallow bugs
Don’t listen to Valedictorians or
the successful. Listen to whom asks you to
love the unwanted, the unloved, the unseen,
the unsure, the undone, and the underdog.
Always look forward to something and call someone
you forgot to write and if you never
ride a camel or an elephant then ride a bike with a
friend. Eat the core of an apple so as to appreciate the
Remember to respect what you don’t see, because someday
you will see it–someone smiling at you–someone in the mirror
with squished bugs on teeth.