I was thinking today about a strange fact.

I am an adult. I really am. I am 25 years old. I don't often think of myself as an adult, I feel like a slightly older, better read, more mature 15 year old. I think mooning people is funny.

how will I know how and when to put childish things behind me? its like the line in fight club, when Ed Norton says something about how he can't get married because he is a 30 year old boy. I am not talking about marriage per se, but some days I feel like a 25 year old boy. I know I am not. I am a man. an adult. what does that mean? how is that different from being 18? 20?

maybe five years from now I will know.


Stacy said...

Don't bet on it. :)

Ed Doerksen said...

Goodness Dave, I'm a 55 year boy. The kids on the swim team consider one of them more than they consider me an adult. Even the high school kids that I train think of me as an equal.

Interesting thing this evening. I went to one of my swimmers homes to drop of a cheque. When the two kids saw me, who could hear them scream with excitement. The girl who's about 6/7 gave me a hug as soon as the door opened. The son, who's about 11/12 was just as excited. Sometimes he just puts his head on my shoulder.

Being a coach is awesome. I consider myself an adult persay, but in reality I'm as much of a kid as they are.

You know me Dave, I'm in the middle of a good practical joke. Remember who let you guys into the girls dorm at Trinity?

Live for the day as you only live once. Live life to the fullest and don't worry about when you'll know that you're an adult.

Remember, the sun is warm the grass is green, and you can achieve all in due time.

biss said...

don't worry. even if/when a man, you'll always be one of "my boys."

thomasw said...

maybe you will, but i bet you will only mature----or whatever you want to call that process----if you go through some sort of challenge or suffer or really 'hurt'. sad to say that that is what makes a manly man a man. but i think you know about the fine print of your faith already:)

truly i avoid this stuff and so i never really have matured much.....and i have become very good at avoiding the woeful stuff: ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I am a very cheerful dude, never without joy......well, perhaps that's a bit of hyperbole there ......

Magdalen said...


growing old is mandetory
growing up is optional.

hell, if Fr Lawrence doesn't have to, neiter do I.

(adopting the voice of a 5-year-old)
You can't make me!

jeremy and/or laura said...

i'm supposed to be having a baby any day now and i'm totally with you- aren't adults supposed to be parents?
here goes an adventure of a life time!