Do you remember the movie, Hook? I couldn’t care less that it was trashed by critics upon release; I absolutely loved that movie as a child (and still do). The catch in Spielberg’s Peter Pan story was that Pan was now grown up, and had to return to Neverland to rescue his children, who’d been kidnapped by Captain Hook.
That’s right. Ever Peter Pan couldn’t be a kid forever.
We all mature and have to become adults sometime. Eighteen is a marking point for adulthood in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean we feel grown up at that point. For me, I didn’t feel like a grownup until I had my first child – when I was 26.
In the linked article below, from Abu Dhabi Media Company‘s online publication, The National, quickly relates one individual’s maturation from young person to adult, primarily through her love of movies, books, and other media. Of particular note to us is that Iman Ali mentions her obsession with anime and Japan as a child. In addition, she also makes a strong remark about her faith in the article’s conclusion.
It’s a quick read – I hope you all will check it out!