Jan. 25th, 2011

A quote.

Jan. 25th, 2011 01:32 pm
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“Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
— C.S. Lewis
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Soon enough, the open-sided carriage stopped outside of the crush of people. It was up to Jason and Azrangul to move their way through the crowd. Surprisingly, it was fairly simple--people just moved out of the way, staring at Jason with a mix of fear and awe in their eyes. He wondered why they were afraid, but shrugged it off for now. It wasn't like he could stop and ask. Or could he?

He stopped by the man who had ordered the carriage--Erasmos, wasn't it?--and nodded to him. Warily, the man nodded back, and Jason took a breath to ask. Before he could, Azrangul's hand fell on his shoulder.

"It's time to go."

"Ah. Thank you, Azrangul." Jason turned and climbed into the carriage, Erasmos staring after him, curious. Azrangul followed closely, settling into the seat beside Jason. No one tried to climb up with them. A whip-crack, and the carriage jolted forward as the horses pulling it began to canter away.

(To be continued tomorrow)

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