Inside, I’m Still Growing Up
We communicate not by age but by wave length.
Not everyone will see eye to eye. Some of us will be too short.
Those older may be bolder with words but just as concerned with perceptions
perceived as impressionable Tweens not ready to be seen.
Age is just a number may be cliche to say but I’ve had better conversations with childless rakes in their 60s
and elementary school students in South Korea than some fellow 35-year-olds. The calendar may say we have
a similar time, but we are far from a similar place.
And you may have to accept not everyone will see things this way. Feel sorry for them.
JPDdoesROK is a former news editor/writer in New Jersey, USA, who served a one-year tour of duty in Dadaepo/Jangnim, Saha-gu, Busan from February 2013 to February 2014. He is now a teacher in Gimhae.