Always dangle tangerine peels over your brother’s head until he agrees to roll down the window.
Always keep a small house in the kitchen where ants can tell each other stories about the worms they’ve run into, a place with an umbrella to protect them as they gather bread, honey, and all the dinner you didn’t want to eat.
Always take a nap with a warm blanket, nestled between your teddy bear and your duck who hasn’t had a bath all week, your toes playing piano on the crib rail while your mouth is the color of lunch.
Always wear a different color so no one knows what kind of bird you are, especially when you fly away to catch a rainbow inside your beak.
Always write in the air with dirt beneath your fingernail to get it clean.
Always walk backwards to find caterpillars.
Always say gesundheit when you hear a newspaper sneeze.