What’s the Key? 2

What’s the key?     

Simply love?
Merely discipline?
Only luck?
Is it pluck?
The stars?

Who you know?
Who knows you?

What’s the key?

Does it matter?

What’s the key?

What is it?
That main thing
New thing
Real thing
Your thing?

What is it?


About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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2 thoughts on “What’s the Key?

  • LeeAnn

    There is a wonderful song, by Tom Paxton – I think the title is something like Slow Dance, or Dance in the kitchen. They’re listening to the radio and he’s motivated to ask his wife to dance….cross the kitchen floor, that’s what they made it for. one of my favorite tunes, and a favorite activity. No one looking, no one waiting, just slow dance across the kitchen floor. I remember when my parents moved everything from the living room and slow danced…I knew then that they didn’t just love each other, they ENJOYED each other…thanks for the memory.

  • Christina

    I think the key is all of the above. I know that most of my good fortune in life, I attribute to dumb luck of being in the right place at the right time and meeting the right people and just working every situation or scenario to benefit myself and others as best I can.