Draft Thoughts: Phases of Life

Bit about the phases of life. What are they? Are they cyclical (like the phases of the moon)? Are they non-linear (like the phases of matter)? Are they linear (like the phases of building a super mall… or a secret agent plan to infiltrate an enemy government and get the supreme leader hooked on Cheetos and bond over your shared love for the Animaniacs cartoon, before eventually overthrowing the government and installing a more western democratic society… or something like that…)? Or, are the phases of life a mixture (planning a hostile takeover… I mean “supermall” is fairly linear. But then you, as the architect finish that job and then begin again.)?

Is childhood a phase? Is adulthood just a phase? Is that time in high school when you wore really baggy pants and frosted the tips of your hair for a while just a phase?

Do you have your own phases, or are the phases of life further reaching than just you, or your family, or your community, or your state, etc.?

Dear Keaton

Dear Keaton,

Hey bud.

I know you’re going through a lot. I know it doesn’t make sense. I know it seems like the people around you don’t get it. I know it feels like something is wrong, but you don’t know what it is; and people around you may or may not see it, and even if they do, they’re not sure what it is either. I know because I’ve been there. And you are right:

It will get better, in time.


A friend. Continue reading