You know that scene in ‘Splash‘? The one where Tom Hanks hands Darryl Hannah a blue box wrapped in a bow and she huddles it to her chest and is so happy with it? He has to explain that you open it. That scene is me in a nutshell. I’m the kid who would much rather have a box to shake and play with. Imagining what was in the box was a long process. On my birthday or Christmas, opening them was always kind of a let down. Their potential was dead knowing what was in them insured it was over. The fun was in having them all wrapped and stacked and raring to go.This week has been widely reflective for me. I spent the week camping with about thirty teenage girls. It was shocking for me to realize that I’m an effing adult! It’s scary. It was weird hanging out with girls who are suddenly so young to me, who have their whole lives laid out in front of them.
Listening to right this second: ‘The Love That You Had’ – Tracy Chapman