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Threshold - Karen's Musings
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estherchaya
estherchaya
Threshold

I just realized that I have crossed the threshold into adulthood.  What gave it away, you ask?  It wasn't the house, the student loans, the minivan, the "real job" I go to every day, the board positions I hold.  No, it wasn't even the four kids, the PTA meetings, the soccer-mom status. 

Nope, it was none of that.  It was the giant pile of leaves I just raked to the side of the street.  That may seem rather mundane to you.  But as I briefly contemplated jumping into it, I realized I would just have to rake it back up if I jumped into it and scattered it about.

What a terribly boring, adult thing to think. 

Bah.

Perhaps next week I'll rake a pile for the J-man and live vicariously through him.

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From: geekosaur Date: November 11th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're never too old to have a second (or third or fourth) childhood.
caryabend From: caryabend Date: November 11th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
No thanks. I'm not done with my first one yet.
caryabend From: caryabend Date: November 11th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
... and live vicariously through him.

This is the marker of adulthood. :)
nomadboi From: nomadboi Date: November 11th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
In thinking about leaving Seattle, and how it's come to be home over the last 8 years, I realized that it's not where I grew up, but it's where I grew into adulthood...
realeez From: realeez Date: November 11th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol! when i saw you write "student loans" i thought you became an adult by paying them off. maybe that will make me an adult (or an octogenarian!)
warriorinside From: warriorinside Date: November 12th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes you've got to jump into that pile of leaves anyway. When you start living vicariously through others, you stop living for yourself, and it's not long before you stop living at all.

When you start being relentlessly practical all the time, you suck all the joy out of life.
From: cecerose Date: November 13th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Live vicariously -- rake those leaves!

My adult moment came when I looked at bunch of drunk students try to climb up a 30 foot stone bear (I know it sounds weird) -- all I could think was "That's a liability issue! Get DOWN from there..."

//sigh//
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