Give me a house, said Ester
Give me land said Max
Give me the moon, said Theo
Give me the sun, said Hats
Give me a horse, said Grandad
Give me a hound, said Nanny
Give me fine linen, said Grandad
Give me silk, said Hattie
Give me a mountain, said Auntie Michelle
Give me a valley, said Eoghen and Finley
Give me a river, said Uncle Bob
Give me the sky, said Immy
Give me the ocean, said Esther
Give me a ship, said Max
Give me a kingdom, said Theo
Give me a crown, said Hats
Give me gold, said our brother and sister
Give me silver, we said, “That’s cool!”
Give me love, said Mummy and Daddy
Or nothing at all.
By Theo and Hattie
Blessing of the Apaches
Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be
shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the
Now there will be loneliness, for each of you will be companion
to the other.
Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all
May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and
long upon the earth.
By Max and Esther