This morning I visited a Myanmar elementary school as its students were having a “literature character parade.” I’m sure a lot was lost in translation, but as I understood it the students were supposed to be dressed as their favorite authors, poets or fictional characters.
Naturally, the little girl dressed as Lionel Messi caught my attention. She wore a Messi jersey and had shin guards, wrist bands and pig tails.
I didn’t think so.
But then I asked her, “Who is your favorite author?”
“You like soccer?”
She shrugged again.
“Then why’d you dress like Messi?”
The girl finally replied, “My dad says he’s a poet.”
Well, okay then.