Monday, March 24, 2008

Grow Up Faster

My brother turned ten years old. "Double digits," my mother said. "We'll should have bought a bigger cake to fit all these candles on!" I was jealous. I was still counting my birthday in this-manys.

"It's like Quantum Leap!" my step-father exclaimed. "You're growing up fast!" I was growing up, too, but it was just taking so long. My seventh birthday wouldn't be for another three months. That's three forevers in kid years.

My brother's tenth birthday was a big milestone in my life because that is the first time I can remember wanting to be older, to grow up faster -- a wish I now regret ever making.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny the stages of life. Youth seems to live in the future. Age seems to live in the past. But really, all we have that is real is the present. The future is merely a dream and the past is an illusory feeling or belief from mentally viewing some photograph stored in our brain. When you really think about it, there is alot of power in NOW.


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