Friday, April 6, 2012

ON GROWING UP

As authors, we sometimes feel we have never fully grown up. After all, in some ways, through our characters we're still pretending, still living in the world of make believe. So the following are our thoughts on the matter, not so much related to the writing world but to our lives:

Another’s point:

The artist’s mind can be an amazing thing. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote,
“Every man at age three is half his height.”

Does that not amaze you that a man who dealt with spatial relationships looked at maturation in those terms?

Zi’s point:

The question of maturation has been one that has been asked forever. When am I grown up? What ruler should be used? What are the identifiable markers? I have given this great thought and have concluded, why grow up completely? The greatest times are when the inner child within us is allowed to play in life or has life. I contend that we should mature, though never becoming a complete adult until the day we die. Even then, in the ever after we might be children again, just beginning to learn the ways of the universe.

Angelica's point:

Maturation is inevitable, each of us taking our turn in the various stages of life. We can't get around it, we can't avoid it, age calls to us, beckoning us forth on this infinite string of events. And, when young, we never wish to slow it down. We run freely into the future, gobbling up every glimmer of maturity, seeking adultness. Yet do we ever really let go of our core youth? I don't think so. When I look deep into an elderly person's eyes, I see the boy, the girl that they once were. Our younger selves never quite go away. Even moreso if you become an elder person with grandchildren, you see the world through their actions, everything is new and bright again. Life throws us many cruve balls, make us face reality head on, but now and then, we can choose to throw the ball back differently, with a smile, with a choice to make a joke, to swing a bat, to jump into a puddle rather than walk around it. Growing up doesn't mean we lose our inner child; it means we embrace our younger self. At least that is how I see it.

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2 comments:

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

Very true, and who can argue with Leonardo. He was right about our daughter,
5'-11", who still uses her inner child to become toppers in her companies over more than 30 years of employment.

Allison Knight said...

How would you explain those people who never grow up, or those who are born old. I've met both.