when you’re a kid, you color with reckless abandon.
// you color outside the lines.
// you color however you feel.
green oceans —
it’s all good.
as you get older, though, everyone tells you to stay inside the lines,
to color everything just like you see it.
you end up painting by numbers¹²³ —
whether you actually paint — or — whether you write — or — sing — or —
dance — or — act — or — direct.
// i think you should create what you feel //
// create outside the lines //
i want to watch green oceans and red bears.
i’d love to listen to purple trees.
and i long to read blue elephants.