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A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

Through the wilderness I wander

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I've been many things in my time: farmer, gypsy, pirate, swordswoman, jouster, heroine. Now, I'm just a girl who spends her days selling books to others and dreaming of the day when her name will be on one of those volumes.

Me, in song:

Dar Williams' When I Was A Boy

I won't forget when Peter Pan came to my house, took my hand
I said I was a boy, I'm glad he didn't check.
I learned to fly, I learned to fight, I lived a whole life in one night
We saved each other's lives out on the pirate's deck.
And I remember that night when I'm leaving a late night with some friends
And I hear somebody tell me it's not safe, someone should help me:
I need to find a nice man to walk me home.
When I was a boy, I scared the pants off of my mom,
Climbed what I could climb upon
And I don't know how I survived, I guess I knew the tricks that all the boys knew.
And you could walk me home, but I was a boy, too.

I was a kid that you would like, just a small boy on her bike
Riding topless, yeah I never cared who saw.
My neighbor came outside to say, "Get your shirt." I said, "No way
It's the last time I'm not breaking any law."
And now I'm in a clothing store, and the signs say "Less is More."
More that's tight means more to see, more for them, not more for me.
That can't help me climb a tree in ten seconds flat.
When I was a boy, see that picture? That was me:
grass stained shirt and dusty knees.
And I know things have gotta change,
They got pills to sell, they've got implants to put in, they've got implants to remove
But I am not forgetting
That I was a boy too.

And like the woods where I would creep, it's a secret I can keep
Except when I'm tired, except when I'm being caught off guard.
I've had a lonesome awful day, the conversation finds it's way
To catching fireflies out in the backyard.
And I tell the man I'm with about the other life I lived
And I say now you're top gun, I have lost and you have won
And he says "Oh no, oh, no, can't you see?
When I was a girl, my mom and I, we always talked
And I picked flowers everywhere that I walked.
And I could always cry, now even when I'm alone I seldom do
And I have lost some kindness,
But I was a girl too.
And you were just like me, and I was just like you.


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