Grown Ups?

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 19:40 -- fitzr

Soma)tic Exercise

                Get your friends.  Hopefully you have them.  If not, go to and find some.  Go to the nearest woods/forest to your house and make dresses out of the nature around you.  Strip off your normal clothes, and then put on the dresses that you just made.  You are a princess now.  Congrats! The world you once knew now ceases to exist.  Immerse yourself in your new realm.  Feel the nature wrapped around you.  Celebrate your existence with your woodland minions.  In the world with your princess friends you can vanquish all evil.  Congrats!  Your ability to strip away your normal clothes and wrap yourself in something of your creation allows you to similarly strip away the troubles that plague your everyday existence and immerse yourself in a new attitude – a new day – life is now what you make it.   Now write about this experience!


Why is there such an urge to grow up?

What’s so special about it?


Paying off bills you can’t afford?

Getting up at 5am for a long tread to work?


Drinking until you all you remember is the toilet bowl the next morning?

Sleeping next to the same old person every night?

Waking up to infant screams every 2 hours?

Bending over and getting stuck?


What is so intriguing about this?

What makes that so much better than


Receiving free clothes and shelter?

Sleeping in until 8am to catch the bus?

Being waited on hand and foot?

Eating as much chocolate ice cream as you can?

Cuddling next to the millions of stuffed friends on your bed?

Waking up to the smell of bacon and pancakes?

Playing tag with the next-door neighbors?


Why is the undesirable desired?

What do you want to be when you grow up?





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