I was reading an article about an interview with Bruce Springsteen and it really 'hit home' when he was asked the question "Do you still feel like a 12 year old"?
Here is his reply:
"Of course. There is no part of yourself that you leave behind; it can't be done. You can't remove any part of yourself, you can only manage the different parts of yourself.
There's a car, it's filled with people. The 12 years old kid's in the back. So's the 22 year old. So is the 40 year old. So is the 50 year old guy that's done pretty well, so's the 40 year old guy that likes to screw up. So's the 30 year old guy that wants to get his hands on his wheel and put the pedal to the metal, and drive you into a tree.
That's never going to change. Nobody's leaving. Nobody's getting thrown out by the roadside. The doors are shut, locked and sealed, until you go into your box.
But who's driving makes a really big difference about where the car is going. And if the wrong guy's at the wheel, it's crash time.
You want the latest model of yourself at the wheel, the part of you that's sussed some of this out and can drive you someplace where you want to go".
Bravo Bruce, very wise words.....The Boss has spoken!
Joseph and Charlie, March 2007 - One of my favourite photos of these gorgeous Aussie boys.