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Saturday Centus Week 83 – Photo prompt autobiographical style when I was 16 – in 16 words – “Unknown”

03 Dec

 

Sixteen, the world awakening. Not adult, not child. The journey begun. What awaits, unknown. Go forward.

 

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Posted by on December 3, 2011 in 2. Saturday Centus

 

33 responses to “Saturday Centus Week 83 – Photo prompt autobiographical style when I was 16 – in 16 words – “Unknown”

  1. claudia

    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.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      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. 🙂

       
  2. nimaruichi

    December 3, 2011 at 22:50

    Yes, whatever the stage, the only way is forward.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 3, 2011 at 22:53

      Thanks for the comment.

      Life doesn’t allow backward steps. 🙂

       
  3. Kim

    December 3, 2011 at 23:43

    At 16, we know it all…and nothing at all.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 20:18

      Thanks for the comment.

      At that age we’re sur eof the knowledge we don’t really have. 🙂

       
  4. Anita Terry

    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!!!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 20:19

      Thanks for the comment.

      🙂 Looking forward or back, we only travel one way.

       
  5. Karen S.

    December 4, 2011 at 03:10

    For sure sixteen giant steps forward…!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 20:22

      Thanks for the comment.

      As we grow from babyhood, the steps, so big at first, grow smaller with each year until now I question, “Another year has gone?” 🙂

       
  6. Rekha

    December 4, 2011 at 03:29

    So true…felt the world was in our hands and we were pratically omnipotent.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 20:24

      Thanks for the comment.

      Self assured of our experience yet lacking in reality. 🙂

       
  7. Robyn Engel

    December 4, 2011 at 04:06

    That says a lot in just 16 words. Nicely done.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 20:24

      Thanks for the comment.

      16 words leaves little room but was a good challenge to try.

       
  8. Nonna Beach

    December 4, 2011 at 05:11

    Awesome take on the prompt Ross. It is a daunting but exciting time when you’re 16 !

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 20:26

      Thanks for the comment.

      Very true, awesome yet daunting with adulthood so near. 🙂

       
  9. beckyp

    December 4, 2011 at 08:24

    great post Says so mch in such few words

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 20:27

      Thanks for the comment.

      16 words, no chance for a great novel but a fun challenge. 🙂

       
  10. cj Schlottman

    December 4, 2011 at 08:52

    Such an awkward time of life, and you summed it up nicely!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 20:28

      Thanks for the comment.

      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. 🙂

       
  11. Jo

    December 4, 2011 at 09:21

    what wonderful words …

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 20:30

      Thanks for the comment.

      Few words can speak much but in my case, they fulfilled the challenge by saying little.

       
  12. grannysueo3Sue

    December 4, 2011 at 18:15

    It was such an exciting time. Heady stuff!

    =)

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 20:32

      Thanks for the comment.

      The old notion of Sweet 16 with little time left before taking on the legal challenge of adulthood.

       
  13. jeff

    December 4, 2011 at 22:54

    first rate job with only 16…peace and blessings

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 4, 2011 at 23:15

      Thanks for the comment.

      16 words make an interesting challenge. How much can we fit in to such a limited word count. 🙂

       
  14. Carrie

    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

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 5, 2011 at 18:51

      Thanks for the comment.

      🙂 I think there are things many of us would undo in our past if we could.

       
  15. Judie

    December 6, 2011 at 07:29

    Ross, this sounds like a young man who knew just where he wanted to go!! Excellent!!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 6, 2011 at 07:50

      Thanks for the comment.

      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. 🙂

       
  16. Ames

    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

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 6, 2011 at 20:44

      Thanks for the comment.

      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.

       
  17. Jenny Matlock

    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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