And eventually you have to grow up. And you realize unicorns aren’t real and Saturday’s aren’t magical. And running barefoot as fast as you can through tree’s and mud and puddle’s suddenly is an irritant more than it is a thrill. And late summer night-games are replaced with lonely crying sessions in your room. And with every tear you’re reminded that there’s worse things out there than missing your favorite cartoons or breaking the tip of your crayon. And you’ll feel things much worse than someone taking your action figure away or being told you can’t go play at a friends house.
And eventually you have to grow up. And you realize time doesn’t feel infinite. Days. Weeks. Months. Years…they fly by. And if you let them, they’ll fly away free, empty. There’ll be no memories of fun and laughter, no point where you’ll stop and say, “I remember that day.” No instant you’ll look back on and tell yourself, “I took a chance. And in that moment i was spontaneous. I had courage, and in that moment i took a breathe, a leap, I lived.”
And eventually you have to grow up. And once you get there you’ll wonder why you ever wanted to be here in the first place. The simple things are gone. Our brain is done developing, and because of our capacity we tend to over-think and question everything. We know enough to understand that the world isn’t a nice place and pain will find you no matter where you hide. Our minds may be big but our vision is narrow. We wallow in our own self-concern, missing the greater picture. Our minds may be big and our vision is narrow, but its seem the size of ones heart seperates the courageous from the cowardly. And pain will find you even when you hide. But when you don’t hide love, joy, peace, laughter…it’s so much easier from them to find you.
And eventually you have to grow up. What are you gonna do when you get there?