I have come to the unfortunate realisation that I have lost my childhood. This is not in the sense that I have somehow voided it, but that I have never realised until now that I wish to remain childlike. How cruel it is that we can't understand this until we're adults! I'm less than a fortnight from my coming-of-age; now I am missing my childhood.
How I would love to keep my wonder for the universe! Sometimes I just want to forget the science behind things and just stare in awe at an unfamiliar world. I want to live simply and use my imagination to explain things, even if I know the right answer. I once read a quote by some unknown (to me) author: "Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." I deny that option.