Wednesday, May 13, 2009

On Childhood

"Perhaps the self (like smoke) is spun from infinity with everything else and a growing awareness of its pending annihilation. The self opens up to its condition in stages and often because of its accompanying realization of adult hypocrisy. Childhood is the stage where a person either submits to or resists life as another adult. Why go on to become like that?

Martin Luther, in John Osborne's play, said, "I lost the body of a child, a child's body, the eyes of a child...and I was afraid and went back to find it...But I can't."

Enriching and thoughtful words from Fanny Howe, my new staple mind-companion.

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