Sixteen, the world awakening. Not adult, not child. The journey begun. What awaits, unknown. Go forward.
Posted by Ross Mannell on December 3, 2011 in 2. Saturday Centus
December 3, 2011 at 22:38
As yes the journey…it has gone too fast and I would like to begin again! Well, maybe not.
December 3, 2011 at 22:50
Thanks for the comment.
Beginning again, maybe not, but if so, I think I would begin at a later age than 16. 🙂
Yes, whatever the stage, the only way is forward.
December 3, 2011 at 22:53
Life doesn’t allow backward steps. 🙂
December 3, 2011 at 23:43
At 16, we know it all…and nothing at all.
December 4, 2011 at 20:18
At that age we’re sur eof the knowledge we don’t really have. 🙂
December 4, 2011 at 02:39
Ah, to be 16 and looking forward with optimism. No looking back for me. That was a period in life I couldn’t leave fast enough or far enough behind. Yay! To be way older than 16!!!
December 4, 2011 at 20:19
🙂 Looking forward or back, we only travel one way.
December 4, 2011 at 03:10
For sure sixteen giant steps forward…!
December 4, 2011 at 20:22
As we grow from babyhood, the steps, so big at first, grow smaller with each year until now I question, “Another year has gone?” 🙂
December 4, 2011 at 03:29
So true…felt the world was in our hands and we were pratically omnipotent.
December 4, 2011 at 20:24
Self assured of our experience yet lacking in reality. 🙂
December 4, 2011 at 04:06
That says a lot in just 16 words. Nicely done.
16 words leaves little room but was a good challenge to try.
December 4, 2011 at 05:11
Awesome take on the prompt Ross. It is a daunting but exciting time when you’re 16 !
December 4, 2011 at 20:26
Very true, awesome yet daunting with adulthood so near. 🙂
December 4, 2011 at 08:24
great post Says so mch in such few words
December 4, 2011 at 20:27
16 words, no chance for a great novel but a fun challenge. 🙂
December 4, 2011 at 08:52
Such an awkward time of life, and you summed it up nicely!
December 4, 2011 at 20:28
True, on my 16th I was thinking before my 17th I would have a driver’s learner permit. These days here, you can take one out on your 16th. 🙂
December 4, 2011 at 09:21
what wonderful words …
December 4, 2011 at 20:30
Few words can speak much but in my case, they fulfilled the challenge by saying little.
December 4, 2011 at 18:15
It was such an exciting time. Heady stuff!
December 4, 2011 at 20:32
The old notion of Sweet 16 with little time left before taking on the legal challenge of adulthood.
December 4, 2011 at 22:54
first rate job with only 16…peace and blessings
December 4, 2011 at 23:15
16 words make an interesting challenge. How much can we fit in to such a limited word count. 🙂
December 5, 2011 at 14:22
I think I’d like to go back and change a few things about that year…like a guy I started dating :p
December 5, 2011 at 18:51
🙂 I think there are things many of us would undo in our past if we could.
December 6, 2011 at 07:29
Ross, this sounds like a young man who knew just where he wanted to go!! Excellent!!
December 6, 2011 at 07:50
At that age we think we know where we’re going. Some do. By that age I was already collecting materials for when I became a teacher. 🙂
December 6, 2011 at 11:57
I never felt like I was an adult until I turned thirty. Age sixteen was that major turn in the road. We were afraid of the unknown but couldn’t wait to get there.~Ames
December 6, 2011 at 20:44
Coming of age isn’t fixed at a certain age by a person but in an attitude. 🙂 For some, they never grow up fully and enjoy life with youthful fervor. I’d like to think we all have a touch of that in our lives.
December 29, 2011 at 00:11
Hi Ross! Hope you and yours are enjoying a lovely holiday season. I liked your take on this. It felt so valid!
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