"All young people would have their little whims"
- Mrs. Weston, “Emma”, Jane Austen, 1815.
To get a whole pizza to celebrate, and Nutella in times of sorrow;
Never wait for the cookies to be ready, eat the fresh dough;
Be as impatient as a child; ambitious as an adult.
Selfish and unselfish
To break things and legs
Live in drama and comedy
Tears and laughter
Skip gym to watch Netflix,
Skip classes to fall in love or study before tests.
Immersed in boredom, but always busy to stop for a while.
To look forward to a party, and spend it in a corner, with a phone in hand;
Criticize society and do nothing to change it;
To see everything in black and white and ignore what’s gray.
Match summer with ice cream;
Winter with Starbucks;
And forget about salad.
To be blind and have eyes opened;
To shock and be shocked,
To complain about everything and generalize;
Find excuses all the time;
Love more than it is possible, and hate intensely.
Have hope when nobody has faith.
See magic in little acts.
To exaggerate and daydream.
To see what’s good in people and quickly believe them;
Be naïve and spontaneous.
To let things go and hold on to them
To be and not to be
To shout at the sea, and cry when no one’s looking,
To judge and be judged,
And face men, women and children as equals.
To understand diversity and embrace it.
To be, at the same time, lost and found in reality.