Youngest child had all the drums out tonight, and she played them and sang in her own key.
Make new friends but keep the old
One is silver and the other's gold.
A circle's round, it has no end
That's how long I'll be your friend.
All my children are starting new schools this year, so as I read the news of the day I am thinking about friendships, relationships, and time passing. The drums don't keep time by themselves. I pause and draw and listen to the rain, and the clock ticking.