Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • Lorenzo Nicodemo Gentile...
    It is such a pleasure to meet you

    Today is your first full day in our world.
    Let's make it a great one, the first of many...

    I wish you sounds of countless species of birds and bees,
    buzzing your welcome song

    I wish you Mamma's warm nutritious milk and Papa's scratchy kisses,
    now and tomorrow, and for days, and weeks, and years to come
    (you can of course switch to other milk when you are ready)

    I wish you your Nonno's stories, told with spark, stutter and gusto,
    they had me mesmerized since I was a little girl.

    I wish you your Nonna's wistful, warm smile, and smell of linseed oil,
    and all the crazy colors and shapes blooming in her head

    I wish you a more "Gentile" world,
    filled with acceptance, love, imagination, possibility

    I am here, working to make it a better place
    • Share

    Connected stories:


Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.