#FridayFantasy . . . I am still every age that I have been

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“I am still every age that I have been.
Because I was once a child, I am always a child.
Because I was once a searching adolescent, given to moods and ecstasies, these are still part of me, and always will be…
This does not mean that I ought to be
trapped or enclosed in any of these ages…
the delayed adolescent, the childish adult, but that they are in me
to be drawn on; to forget is a form of suicide…
Far too many people misunderstand what
*putting away childish things* means, and think
that forgetting what it is like to think and feel and touch and
smell and taste and see and hear like a three-year-old or a
thirteen-year-old or a twenty-three-year-old
means being grownup. When I’m with these people I, like the kids, feel that if this is what it means to be a grown-up,
then I don’t ever want to be one. Instead of which, if I can retain a child’s awareness and joy, and *be* fifty-one, then I will really
learn what it means to be grownup.”

ByMadeleine L’Engle
Artist Inge Look

 

 

 

 

Text and image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/531188960392510/posts/1578368099007919/

6 thoughts on “#FridayFantasy . . . I am still every age that I have been

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