Map of Life

On the journey of life, we start out 
                         small, sheltered, nourished
Parents care for our physical needs
                         Our minds begin to develop under 
                                                    their intellectual probing.

Growing, we become
                        curious, entertaining, energetic
Bodies still small in stature but
                         minds rapidly gaining knowledge as
we course down the Avenue of Adolescence.

Further in the course of life, we develop
                     independence, self-sufficiency, confidence
On down the road we become our own
                     Ties to home grow thin.

And further still down life's long path
                    we die
Such is our chart of life
                    This map is our destiny.

[Amy Burgin]