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xxxCHENOUMI  Identity Verified
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Jul 20, 2003


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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xxxCHENOUMI  Identity Verified
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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!

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Russell Jones  Identity Verified
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The words are beautiful enough! Jul 20, 2003

I went back to my old school yesterday - the first time for 38 years. An unexpectedly disturbing experience and your contribution has helped me put it in perspective.

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Andrea Ali  Identity Verified
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No images needed! Jul 21, 2003

Such beautiful feeling, Sandra! No worries, no fears (except for ghosts or monsters), no nothing! Just a child enjoying simple things we, adults, tend to forget so easily!

I loved the words!

Thank you!


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claudia bagnardi  Identity Verified
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How nice Chenoumi! Jul 21, 2003

Where's the resignation desk?
I join you.:smile:

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Giovanna Graziani  Identity Verified
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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!

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Empty Whiskey Glass
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About hope Jul 22, 2003


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.
I hope.

We may not become kids again, but we must remember that we have been.

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xxxCHENOUMI  Identity Verified
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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.


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Sonia Gomes  Identity Verified
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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.

Thank you

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xxxCHENOUMI  Identity Verified
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Very near. Jul 24, 2003

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.

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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.


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