There is a child in us all. As we grow up we don't grow out of childhood into adulthood, we simply add adulthood to our childhood. We are still that child who loves birthday gifts. We are still that child whose curiosity is insatiable. We are still that child who has big ambitions. We are still that child who loves to be loved. We are still that child we were many many years ago. The child in that picture is still in us.
There is this indescribable joy I feel when I come across the creative writings I made when I was a child. The grammatical errors and bad spelling apart, they are so much like my writings today. I remember how my dad used to buy the Saturday Punch to see if my articles had been published in the children section they had then. About 6 of my sent-in articles were published. Till today, he still buys Saturday punch and I am still trying to contribute articles to newspapers.
I can't think of any aspect of my childhood that didn't go along with me into adulthood. Even the way I laugh. I am constantly seeing the child in me, the child I was and will always be.
And you? Do you often see the child in you? And do you have any very interesting story of the childhood habits you still have?