Saturday, June 16, 2012

Growing Up

I'm a bit afraid of getting older and losing my rabid interest in art, music, and literature. I don't want to abandon my whimsical fantasies for cold, boring practicality. But it happens to so many people when they grow up, have a family, take on responsibilities, and enter the "real world." I'll just try to soak up as much creativity as I can in my early twenties, so if it dies when I start my career, I'll still have collected some beauty to hold with me in my later years. Or maybe I can do something creative work-wise, and maintain my mind a while longer.

Just a few quotations to remind me that imagination can live on:

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
-- Dr. Seuss

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
-- W. Somerset Maugham 

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