...I Resign As An Adult
To Whom It May Concern!
I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult.
I have decided I would like to have the responsibilities of an 8 year old again.
I want to eat at McDonaldís because the foodís better than a posh restaurant and thereís always a toy in the Happy Meal.
I want to play Pooh sticks in the stream under the bridge and jump in every fresh rain puddle all the way down the street.
I want to believe that Smarties are better than money, because I can eat them.
I want to play football at playtime and paint with poster paint in art.
I want to lie under a big oak tree on a hot summerís afternoon and collect conkers on crisp autumn mornings.
I want to return to a time when life was simple, when all I knew were colours, sums and nursery rhymes.† It was a time when all I knew was how to be happy because I didnít know all the things that should make me worried and upset. Nothing bothered me, because I didnít know what I didnít know and I didnít care.
I want to think that the world is fair, that everyone in it is honest and good, I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to be oblivious to the complexity of life and be overly excited by little things once again.
I want to return to the days when reading was fun and music had melody; when television was entertainment not a way of life.
I would walk on the beach and think only of the sand between my toes and the prettiest seashell I could find. I would spend my morning climbing trees and my afternoon riding my bike. I want to live simply again.
I donít want my day to consist of computer crashes, paperwork mountains, depressing news, worries about money, dentist 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 and making angels in the snow.
So....here are my chequebook, car-keys and credit cards. I am officially resigning from adulthood.
And if I want to discuss this further, youíll have to catch me first, cause.............
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