The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words for childhood's dark turns and exhalations. A wise child recognizes it and submits to the necessary consequences. A child who counts the cost is a child no longer.
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We either learn to accept or we end up writing letters home with crayons.
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He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts
Was there ever a trap to match the trap of love?
In here I'm the guy who can get things for you... outside all you need is the Yellow Pages. I don't think I could make it.
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