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“One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them”*…

“Baby at Play,” Thomas Eakins (1876)

Bijan Stephen muses on maturity…

What does it mean to be an adult? Is it age? Financial security (or lack thereof)? Responsibility? Or is it some mysterious combination of factors, some alchemical reaction between your life and other people’s?

I ask because I think the answer feels far less clear than it seems — as with pornography, you kinda know an adult when you see one, but I’m not sure there’s a single yardstick that tells you exactly when it happens. That said, it is very clear who is not an adult; childhood is much more obvious…

On growing up: “It can be annoying to be online,” from @bijanstephen in his newsletter You’ve Run Out of Complimentary Articles.

Apposite: “Everyone needs to grow up.”

* Virginia Woolf


As we appreciate aging, we might recall that it was on this date in 1999 that the first Legoland amusement park in the U.S. opened in Carlsbad, California (there were already two in Europe).

A second park in the United States, Legoland Florida, opened in 2011. A third park, Legoland New York, opened in May 2021.


Written by (Roughly) Daily

March 20, 2023 at 1:00 am

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