Ever noticed that some adults are always in a state that is acceptable? Not laughing too loud. Not saying anything outrageous. Not dancing too freely. Always being proper.
They are moderate, decent. Calm. Unobtrusive. Not drawing attention to themselves.
It makes me wonder if this is a curve we’re all due to making in the course of our lives? I am an adult, yet I do not feel the urge to be a moderate version of myself. Will I one day? Then I look at my parents and have to grin.
My parents are often loud; they enthusiastically tell stories. When they talk, they make noise and move their hands. My mum often is too blunt and blurts out whatever comes into her mind to then laugh at herself first. My dad shoulds and cheers more at basketball games than some kids I observe. Both of them recently danced with the enthusiasm of teenagers when we were at the musical “ Thriller“. My sister’s and my dancing paled compared to theirs. 😉
They definitely were not moderate, nor calm. They did draw attention to themselves.
I was watching them enjoying themselves in their careless and real way, and I was secretly proud, incredibly. Of both of them.
I do hope I will follow in their footsteps when I’m sixty-something and not be muted. Awesome.