The other day, the topic in WP was «When did you realize you were an adult?»
The answer, right off the bat, is that … I didn’t. I’ve often thought about it, though … wondering when. Don’t think it will happen.
I worked all my life, had responsibilities, filed my tax return, did all the ‘adult things’…voted, I could even have done military service if I’d thought about it before I turned twenty six. When I was really young, I thought the fact that I could vote and get a drivers licence would change things but they didn’t.
Later in life, I thought that when my Mum passed away things would be different. They did, but not with regards to feeling adult. I saw her always as very adult. Perhaps because she was so much older … an entirely different generation. The mother/daughter relation can often be somewhat complicated, so that was perhaps what caused me to believe it.
The fact that I chose not to have children could be part of it. That, I’ll never know. Either way … the expression «I’m still a child at heart» couldn’t be more true in my case. Not that I’m childish per se, but it’s a feeling within.
A few words about the weather instead 🙂 Yesterday was miserable with thick fog and drizzle all day. Wet, gusty winds that strangely enough didn’t blow the fog away. Today is the complete opposite, a glorious sunrise just took place.
This picture, I took the other day in Chance Harbour. Love the crashing waves. It also reminds me of when I took the little camera course, two years ago … how the importance of straightening the horizons was underscored. When I browse in my Flickr albums, I notice immediately which pictures that were taken before the course, due to the fact that the horizon isn’t straight. I think that was almost one of the very first things he brought up. Before I put this in here now, I was really gazing at it to make sure the horizon was perfectly straight LOL. The camera also has a grid in the viewfinder, which makes it easy.