Friday, December 30, 2005

Wherefore adulthood

When is an adult an adult? Is it when she takes her first sip of wine? Is it with the first falling in love? Or with Big Brother's reluctant admittance?

Or is it when she realizes that the raindrops and rainbows, sunflowers, wet earth and brown sparrows, and even time itself, in its infinite and mysterious manner, are all a part of her?

If so, I was an adult at ten.

7 comments:

Monica said...

Does she ever reach there, the Final Stage of Adulthood? Or is it continuous, a process of evolving?

Girija D. said...

hmm...that's a good question, monica. Is there ever a final stage of adulthood? Or is it a series of continuous events that take you to ever newer reaches of an unattainable destination?

Tap said...

Just out of interest - was it the first sip of wine or the falling in love at the age of ten? =)

Girija D. said...

noooo.... it was that second bit,about knowing that everything is a part of you...

:)

Anonymous said...

there is no such thing as adulthood as a whole stage.like everything it is a moment in time(or more than a moment)and is in constant transition.realising that there is no truth,no whole and no permanence and that everything is lived in the moment is a sign of adulthood i think girija

Girija D. said...

hi anonymous,
I agree with you (see answer to monica's comment). That is also what I was trying to convey thru my post by saying that no moment can actually determine the arrival of adulthood, but that perhaps feeling one with the universe at every moment is a part of it....
hmm..come to think of it, I didnt' convey that very well in the post, though! :(

Anonymous said...

does it matter?