Submitted for Haibun Thinking
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It is Literature Week, so we are presented with a quote from a novel and a photograph to write our story and haiku. The photograph is quite interesting and can be viewed at the above link; however I have chosen the literary quote for my Haibun.
“Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do.
It is much easier to skip it
and go from one childhood to another.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
There is nothing you can do about it. They grow up. One day they are dependent upon you for their every need and the next you hope you get a text. Someday the roles may reverse and you’ll be dependent upon them. For now you cherish all the memories. Often just thinking about an event in your child’s life forms a tableau in your mind and you think of a remembered photograph. Luckily in our digital age, sometimes that photograph is just a click away.
Oh the years pass and will continue to pass. Our children have so many opportunities today and this brings added responsibility and added dangers too. While visiting colleges with her to help her decide, I can see how university life has changed. Oh to do it all over again. Sometimes I think I would choose to and other times I am thankful I don’t have to. Yes our children have to grow up and so do we; but we can have things in our life that help us feel young.
Capture youth and hold it close
Feel young in our hearts