“How do you do time?” an 8th grade boy recently asked me during a writing workshop.
I was working with his class earlier this week in a beautiful corner of the world where time seems to stand still.
No other student had ever asked me that question, although it’s an important story element often addressed in adult writing workshops.
How do you explain to a child that time is just the way we organize change, and that your perception of time will constantly change as you change and grow and reach milestones . . . and then pass those milestones.
What makes me feel YOUNG?
Coasting down a hill on my bike.
Letting my mom make my breakfast 🙂
Realizing my dog and I are the same age in human years.
What makes me feel OLD?
Having no idea what to send in a college care package anymore.
Needing reading glasses to operate my treadmill.
Asking the sales person, who is younger than my youngest, if people still wear belts.