I miss when all we wanted was for things to speed up, the trees and melted sky blurring in the rearview mirror. Climbing under tables in both restaurants and at home, unshaven, knobby legs running down the streets and embracing the cuts and scrapes that come with falling.
I hope you enjoyed this piece! My sixteenth birthday was a little while ago, and I’m kind of hitting a point where I actually wish time was slowing down a bit. I mean I don’t actually want it to slow down, but I can appreciate the childhood I so desperately wanted to fly by when I was younger. Please feel free to leave feedback and writing challenges in the comments. Stay safe and healthy out there.