Off topic: I am tendering my resignation as an adult
Thread poster: xxxCHENOUMI
I am hereby officially tendering
my resignation as an adult. I have
decided I would like to accept the
responsibilities of an 8 year-old again.
I want to go to McDonald's and think
that it's a four star restaurant.
I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud
puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.
I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.
I want to lie under a big oak tree and
run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day. I want
to return to a time when life was simple, when all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care. All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.
I want to think the world is fair.
That everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe that anything is
possible. I want to be oblivious
to the complexities of life and be
overly excited by the little things
I want to live simple again. I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.
I want to believe in the power of
smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth,
justice, peace, dreams, the imagination,
mankind, and making angels in the snow..
So . . . here's my checkbook and my
car keys, my credit card bills and my
401K statements. I am officially
resigning from adulthood.
And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, cause........
......"Tag! You're it."
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| All the beautiful graphics were lost! || Jul 20, 2003 |
Don't know what happened. I pasted the above text from an email, but all the beautiful and colorful images are gone! Sorry!
| How nice Chenoumi! || Jul 21, 2003 |
Where's the resignation desk?
I join you.:smile:
| I still want to believe.... || Jul 22, 2003 |
in the power of hugs, smiles and good words...
Maybe a part of me refused to grow up!
Wonderful, Chenoumi, thank you!
Several quotes from \"The Shawshank Redemption\":
Hope is a good thing and no good thing ever dies.
And at the end:
I hope I can make it accross the border.
I hope to see my friend and shake his hand.
I hope the pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams.
We may not become kids again, but we must remember that we have been.
| My pleasure! || Jul 22, 2003 |
You're very welcome all. I shared this gem with pleasure.
Claudia, I'll be back to give you an answer.
Got to run.
| | Sonia Gomes
Local time: 21:49
Portuguese to English
| Beautiful, beautiful || Jul 22, 2003 |
I am new to this board and have already learnt so many new things.
This was a very beautiful thought which brought tears to my eyes.
claudia bagnardi wrote:
Where's the resignation desk?
I think it's in your mind, Claudia. The most accessible place after all... Once you decide to take the appropriate steps, everything else will fall in place, and you'll have regained your former lifestyle.
| | Y_Bill
Local time: 00:19
Chinese to English
| Let's play together, children of the spirit! || Jul 24, 2003 |
Very beautiful, childhood in reflection is simply blissful.
I wish a short movie could be made out of it with dramatic twists such as a magic resignation that can actually turn you back into a child etc.
Thank you for the treat of reading you gave.