If you opened a box and found it, would you lift it out?
If you held it in your hand, how much would it weigh?
If you looked at, would it look back at you?
Would it have fur, hair, skin?
If it had a name, what would that name be?
Is it more like a bird, or more like a fish?
Does it have a mouth?
What does it like best to eat?
What sound does it make when it cries?
What color is it?
Is it more than one color?
If it were your size, would you ask it to play?

found this in my notebook, written one year ago this month...I think under the influence of Parker Palmer's Clearness Committees.