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Forever 21 Again

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ART APPRECIATION RANDOM SHOT INSIDE AYALA MUSEUM PENTAX K-5 + SMCP DA 18-55/3.5-5.6 AL WR

“Grown-up, indeed…I wish she would grow up.  She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she’ll waste the rest of her life trying to stay that age.  Her whole idea is to race on to the silliest time of one’s life as quick as she can and then stop there as long as she can” (Lady Polly in C.S. Lewis' The Last Battle).
I have apologized to my son, Khalil, for often being confused and confusing him: half the time I do not want him to grow up too fast and regret missing out on the things of youth, and the other half is that he needs to grow up now and get ready for the rest of his life.  At least, I know I am confused and is able to articulate it; my own mom also raised me in the same manner but was not able to "say" it and led to mother-son squabbles because I did not know when not to grow up too fast or grow up for the rest of my life.

Looking at the stresses my s…