I love watching TED talk videos, and I love reading too. Since I watched Sarah Kay’s TED Talk video conference when she performed “If I should have a daughter”, I really fell in love, and I watched it many times. Then that time, I decided to read the published poetry book based on the TED talk conference, and after reading it… I fell in love more.
I’m not a fan of poetry, I tried many times to read poetry books, but it doesn’t really get my attention and my heart. Well, there were few, but now, I didn’t remember anything. I tried and searched for that poem that can really moved me. And at that time, I gave up, and I just focused myself in reading novels instead.
But since I watched Sarah Kay’s performance and after I read it, I can’t express in an appropriate words how it warmed my heart. How I read it many times, how I know the exact sound when Sarah speak those words while I read the book. No poetry book can make it except “B”.
Here are my favorites:
“There is hurt here that cannot be fixed by band-aids or poetry.”
“…Because no matter how wide you stretch your fingers, your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal.”
“But I want her to know that this world is made out of sugar: It can crumble so easily, but don’t be afraid to stick your tongue out and taste it.”
If I should have a daughter… I will read this poem to her. And I will tell her that this poetry book really touched my heart and my life.