Saturday, July 02, 2011

The age of reason

I watched a great movie last night called L'age de Raison (sorry no subtitles on link). It's a french film about a woman turning 40 who receives letters she wrote to herself when she was 7 (which the French call The Age of Reason -- the age when a child's conscience matures -- very interesting read here)

Did this powerhouse exec follow the dreams of her 7 year old self? Was she being true to herself? It made me think of something that my parents unearthed a little while ago:

A project I wrote when I was 8 called 'My Life as a Kid'. And it's basically 'my life so far'. It's pretty funny really, but the last part is the best: (click to see big)

It's been a difficult patch lately, and it's always easy for self-doubt to creep in through the cracks... so it was good for me to realise that I think my 8-year-old self would be proud of me :-)


Carol N. said...

I love it! An almost-breaking duotang, and a "simple artist" - how sweet :O)

Your 8 year-old self would be proud indeed!

Juicy Roo said...

That is very cool. Not only that you wrote it, but that your folks kept it and you found it again! What a profound 8 year old you were.