Adulting

As a child, I always loved talking with adults.
As an adult, I always love talking with children.

We long for maturity first.
Then we long for innocence.

We want to be serious and taken seriously.
Then we want to be silly and taken sillily.

I hope you got to play ping pong volleyball today.
Because I did.

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2 thoughts on “Adulting

  1. Below is a hastily-written Walt Spitman original haiku in response to your thought-provoking and delightful poem:

    As you go
    about your day, don’t
    neglect play.

    I recall that the positive psychologist, Christopher Peterson, wrote that there are four pillars of the good life: work, love, play, and service. It may not have been a rigorously researched assertion, though it seems to have been a good rule of thumb for me.

    I’m also reminded of a quote that is attributed to numerous different dead intellectual: “Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.” Perhaps you and I should set aside some time for some serious play, though we might benefit from first receiving the expert tutelage of six-year olds.

    Best wishes and <3,
    Rob aka Walt Spitman aka Bert Doggy Dogg the Third

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  2. Thank you for your comment, Robert. Yes, let’s please set aside some time for serious play. And I’d like to clarify that’s not the sort of “adult play” that some talk about. I mean more like child’s play. 🙂

    Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday.

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