-J. R. R. Tolkien, On Fairy-stories

If we use child in a good sense (it has also legitimately a bad one) we must not allow that to push us into the sentimentality of only using adult or grown-up in a bad sense (it has also legitimately a good one). The process of growing older is not necessarily allied to growing wickeder, though the two do often happen together. Children are meant to grow up, and not to become Peter Pans. Not to lose innocence and wonder, but to proceed on the appointed journey: that journey upon which it is certainly not better to travel hopefully than to arrive, though we must travel hopefully if we are to arrive.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Lulu says:

    YOU READ THAT ANNA? ITS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD TO HAVE A BIRTHDAY ONCE A YEAR

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    1. AnnaEstelle says:

      What the heck, bro. I’M GOING TO BE TWENTY YEARS OLD.
      …0_0

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      1. taethiel says:

        o.o

        Don’t say that.

        That means I’m not far behind.

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      2. Dragonslayer says:

        Dude. You two are like relics.

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          1. Jacob Cullum says:

            You don’t want to be relics?

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      3. Dragonslayer says:

        We could stick you two in some sort of monastery or chapel or something, and people could make pilgrimages to see you. (for a small fee, of course)

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        1. Jacob Cullum says:

          Sounds like a good plan to me.

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      4. Dragonslayer says:

        How much do you think we could charge? It would have to be a ton, because I can’t imagine anybody coming back for a second visit . . .

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        1. Jacob Cullum says:

          Hmm, very true. We’d need to make sure to specify that refunds are not avalible. And it’s difficult to say. We’d have to make sure our advertising is up to par if we were to charge a lot.

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      5. Bessie Lark says:

        *is snickering* You guys are so mean.

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        1. AnnaEstelle says:

          …and you’re not helping…*glares at you too* hmph.

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  2. mariertps says:

    Anna, that is so epic! I always wanted to turn 20 again. xD

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