As a young girl I loved reading, mostly novels. The Enid Blyton Series of the “Famous Five” was one of my favourites and I would read them over and over again. I had such a passion for horses to. At the Easter show I loved winning the smaller prizes at the 2 dollar stands. Throwing softballs at wooden blocks or popping small ping-pong balls in the mouths of the head-turning clowns on the side shows, because I would come away with a china horse to add to my growing collection at home (I still have them). Therefore it was no surprise that I also loved “Black Beauty” author Anna Sewell. One thing I do remember very well was a poem that I happened upon (I don’t remember how), while I was in my early teens. I loved its simplicity and I always carried it in the inside cover of my english text book at school. It was called the Desiderata.
The beautiful piece was written by ,Max Ehrmann in the 1920’s, it became a popular prose for the make peace not war movement in the 1960’s. See more about this poem here http://www.fleurdelis.com/desiderata.htm .