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The following is a piece of writing submitted by MarkHudson on May 29, 2012
"You're never too old to think young"

Jack and the Green stalk

I recently watched the movie Jack and the beanstalk the real story byJim
Henson. I know, it's a kids movie. But I would reccomend it. The woman
who reccomended it to me was a woman in her eighties or so who calls
herself my "Adopted grandmother." She takes classes at Noyes Cultural Art
Center in Evanston. We take printmaking classes there. She has recently done
a print of Jack and the Beanstalk, and a ceramic statue as well. Both excellent.
She told me she was in her second childhood, and I laughed. She said, "Don't laugh at me!" And I said, "I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you. I'm
a never-ending childhood." And I am.
When I was still young, a lot of my friends got out on their own when they were like eighteen, and acted so independent and like I was just a little kid. But they were doing drugs and lots of other bad things, and they're probably dead. I didn't get out on my own till I was 27 years old, and I had to live with room-mates, which I didn't like. Now i'm 41 and I have the best apartment and I'm writing poetry and doing art because I want to. So if someone thinks that is childish, too bad. I choose to live my life free. So if it seems childish to be free, so be it. It is better than being a slave to this evil world.

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