“When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” – CS Lewis
I was reading an article on BoingBoing.net that made a reference to an essay titled “On Three Ways of Writing for Children” written by CS Lewis. The catalyst for the article was a Slate post that essentially said as an adult you shouldn’t read “Young Adult” books. To which I say, “whatever,” while ironically holding my thumbs and index fingers up in a “w.”
But while reading the three points by CS Lewis, I was really struck by the quote above. It really is something to try and embody. It sort of goes along with a lyric from the Broken Bells song “The Changing Lights” that resonated with me this past weekend “you wanna sin, but yer too shy.”
The more we inhibit ourselves from fear of what other people think, the less we are living… its not a new concept… just a reminder… We should strive to allow ourselves to be silly with impunity!
Just a thought… here is a song…