adventure, beautiful, and life image

How does youth vanish? When does it happen? When is the moment we are grown up? From what point onwards are we considered adults?

child image beauty and girl image

When I was young, a child of nine or ten years, I could laugh so hard that the air magically disappeared from my lungs so that I could hardly breathe. I was capable to feel no pain while I was laughing and forgetting everything around me.

Although quite clear in my memories, I can not pin down this feeling. It’s there, but always out of reach. Accessible while inaccessible. It’s like watching a film or looking at an old photograph of yourself, but you can not recognise yourself because you’re no longer that person. Maybe this is the reason why I can not feel this kind of joy, this fulfilling, all-embracing and deep joy I felt when I was young. I am no longer that unconcerned little kid.

Now I know how reckless life can be. Now I know how hard it is to make decisions. Now I know of consequences, I know of the effect of everything on everything. Now I know of responsibility.

child, girl, and vintage image girl, vintage, and hair image acacia, smile, and acacia brinley image dreads, child, and smile image

D.K.