One of our group asked the other,
‘What is it the kids say to each other when they want to be heard?’
The other answered, ‘Nose to nose, they shout “Allow it!”’
Aren’t these words of transformation?
Of wishes granted?
A phrase that means
impossible things can happen—are allowed to happen
at Glamis Adventure.
Like that Saturday
not long ago when
A young teen—the one who likes to leap from low buildings—
Stood pink-eared with pleasure, saying ‘All the years I’ve been
Coming to the playground,
I never thought
I’d see her…’
Dame Helen Mirren
Beautiful and well-informed,
Strolling round the playground, filming
Close-up and middle distance—Allow
it? She did.
‘What’s your name?
Show me what you’re cooking?
Shall we go on the swings?'
She said, 'All children should have a place like this.'
She was shining and photogenic and so absolutely right.
Thank you Helen for the visit and for permitting the footage—
The kids called her Helen—she allowed it.