The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59526 Message #949366
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-May-03 - 11:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
Subject: RE: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
When I was a kid, I dreamed of being grown up. I was sure that when I grew up, I would be totally free and totally cool, doing extraordinary things at every moment.
Well, I haven't reached that stage yet. Most of life is full of stuff I have to do, just like it was when I was a kid. Now and then, however, I have an "adult moment," and do something I dreamed of doing as a kid. I had one just last week, driving down into the American River Canyon and hiking to a waterfall with my lovely wife, admiring all the wildflowers as we walked.
At the end of the trail, we sat by a roaring waterfall, and I ate a hot dog and drank a beer.
Two years ago, I pledged my eternal love to that same woman at that same waterfall.
No, I don't want to be a kid again.