Have you given up the pleasures of your childhood, or have you just removed the innocence?
From this question by @longgone.
My answer, both there and here?
”I still like watching the sky better than TV. The difference between then and now? Then I would just flop down in a field of tall weeds and enjoy. Now I have to worry about Lyme Disease and I know where all those mysterious rashes and bug bites came from. Good Gourd, I could have been bitten by a spider and ended up in ER.”
”I’m still a sucker for flowing water. The difference between then and now? Then I just waded into a creek and turned over rocks, looking for critters. Now I have to worry about West Nile Disease and falling down and breaking something that doesn’t want to heal.”