14 February 2007
I've always loved the childhood poem Monday's Child that was written to teach children the days of the week.
Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
I'm a Thursday child and it always tied in to my peripatetic existence bouncing from place to place as a child and then finding it hard to stay in one place as an adult simply because there is always another road that goes somewhere and adventures are wonderful things.
Recently, I heard of a new meaning for Thurday's Child. Sometimes a child is out on the road for other reasons where they are prey to others willing to use the defenseless. There is a wonderful charity dedicated to at risk teenagers. Please take the time to visit them.