Fleeting Innocence

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Childhood… the best time of our life, which passes away before we even know it. When we are small, we are all so eager to grow up… but when we do grow up, we realize what we had. It’s that amazing time of our life when our biggest worries were class tests, biggest fear was a bully at school, and biggest joy was daddy taking us to McDonald’s (well maybe not McDonald’s specifically, but you get my point). Some great person has said that nothing stays forever. Well, childhood is surely one of those things which would top the list. Play all day out on the fields with friends, return home like a swine, mommy is always there to wash you up, studying, video-games, television and sleep. Wish the world would be that simple forever. No tension, no worries. But the fact is that, childhood is just your orientation into a new world, and sadly, orientation doesn’t last forever. But nevertheless, being adults, what we can do to cherish those moments of childhood is to see them and re-live them in some other child of today.



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“When you finally go back to your old home,
you find it wasn’t the old home you missed
but your childhood.”

~ Sam Ewing


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“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.
But for children play is serious learning.
Play is really the work of childhood.”

~ Fred Rogers


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“The world is full of people who have never, since childhood,
met an open doorway with an open mind.”

~ E. B. White


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“One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is,
I think, to have a happy childhood.”

~ Agatha Christie


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“Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries;
but who can tell or who can explain them!”

~ Max Muller


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“Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights,
before the dark hour of reason grows.”

~ John Betjeman


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“Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven
into the midst of our rough earthliness.”

~ Henri Frederic Amiel


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“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”
~ Berkeley Breathed


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“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”
~ Dr. Seuss

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