My Mythicality: Embrace Immaturity
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Webster’s defines immaturity as “lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development” which is fair enough in a lot of cases, however, is all immaturity bad? Isn’t there the concept of having the faith of a child or staying young at heart? The great C.S. Lewis is quoted as saying, “Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” and I remember the first time I read that thinking that it would be horrible to be too old for fairy tales and make believe and imagination. I love getting lost in a story or daydreaming and it seems that to lose such a creative and joyful thing due to age is truly sad!
When we were deciding what to do for Meg’s 35th birthday we knew it had to be fun and slightly immature because Meg is both of those things! I have seen her stand on a stage in front of hundreds of people and command their attention but I have also seen her try to climb the light pole in the church parking lot. What can I say? Life is all about balance!
I knew as I began planning our trip that as much as we were all mature women heading out for a lovely condo in the Great Smokey Mountains we were going to have to bring along our inner children to make this trip truly memorable which I think we did. (Sidenote: The fact that we could fit our inner children in that car with everything else is AMAZING!)
Here are a few of the truly amazing and slightly immature moments from our trip…
First, let me say that Megan Hogue has the propensity…dare I say need, to climb absolutely anything in her path just to see if she can. For the most part she is successful but God help us on the day she is not. On this trip her desire to climb all things rubbed off on us and we all tried to do athletic things.
We had the opportunity to go on a number of interesting hikes that made me feel like I was climbing Walton’s Mountain or heading west with Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved the history that was wrapped up in these magical places and it made me long for a time that I’ve never experienced. I could have wandered all over those mountains lost in the magic of a place that has changed very little in the last two centuries.
Needless to say, stumbling upon 150-year-old barns and cabins, thrilled my soul but when this sassy creature came strolling through I thought I might explode from the sheer excitement of it all!
We also got to enter make believe when we boarded the Titanic (after getting lost). I’ve been obsessed with the Titanic since I was a child and while I’ve been before, I always enjoy time traveling back to 1912 and seeing the sights and sounds of that moment.
In the end, we stayed up too late for our old bodies and ran ourselves ragged but boy did we have fun! Who says you can’t get lost in the woods and play make believe after 30?