Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The little 'kid' in me

Just last month, I celebrated my birthday. Woot, woot!! A few days before, I reminisced on life and officially came to the conclusion that life waits for no one. It felt like yesterday when I turned sixteen and graduated from high school. During this thoughtful period, I concluded that I was no longer a kid.

However, I do not know if that explains my longing to be a kid again. Longing to do things that are child-like. A week prior, I went go-karting at an arcade with one of my friends. As I rode on that go-kart, I felt refreshed, worry free and the bliss of childhood was all around.  I was reminded by these events that human wants were insatiable. There’s a popular saying that ‘the grass is greener on the other side,’ but be rest assured that the ‘water bill is also greener on the other side’ as well.

I remember the good old days as a teenager, when I told myself I was a man, and forcefully told other people of my manhood. What did I know? I guess I was just a wishful teenager looking for unnecessary responsibilities. Five years later, my childhood friend told me, “LazioM.A.N, I think you can call yourself a man now.” Surprised, I asked why. Her reply, “you seem to have responsibilities that you handle now.” But that doesn't stop the fact that there is this little kid in me, trying to revive the things of the old.