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 footpath with rocks.
I want to think M&Ms
than money because you can eat them.
I want to lie under a big gum tree and
run a cold drink stand with my friends
on a hotsummer's day.
I want to return to a time when life
was simple, when all you knew were colours,
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 again.
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's 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 snowmen in the snow.
So . . . here's my cheque book and my car keys,
my credit cards and my bank 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."