challenge day 16: the eyes of a child

wow! we're half done with this challenge. i've been creeping on you guys who signed up and you all are so funny and challenging and interesting. i'm glad we're doing this. i hope it's making you think about life and where you are today, at least a little :)

what do you miss most about your childhood?

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i miss innocence. i miss just living, enjoying baths, coloring, and walks and mommy and daddy time. things are awesome for me right now (mostly) but there is just something sad about growing up. i recently discovered (or realized) that my best friend growing up (who was my cousin) never really liked me. i mean, an adult watching our little lives would have picked that up easily. but where is that sweet joy of not thinking of other's ulterior motives or distrusting them because of past hurt? but i like being an adult. not because i can do whatever i want (although.. that's a cool part of it), but because the first heartbreak, like the first fall, is tragic.

i heard a quote once and i can't remember how it goes exactly, but it's something like this: enjoy your youth because it is youth, but enjoy your old age because it is not. or, as baz luhrmann put it:

enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
but trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked…
you’re not as fat as you imagine.
everybody's free (to wear sunscreen)

love, me
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