Sunday, September 18, 2005
I'm so young
one of the spoils of one of my more recent failed relationships was a book of poetry called Ten by Tennesse. she has a poem called “I’m so young” and she details all these things she is still getting away with (not paying bills, being unkind, ect) by telling herself she is still so young.
being in Japan makes me feel young in the best sort of way. people say ’24?’ that’s the perfect age to be here. many of my friends are early thirties.
I’m so young that this adventure is well timed and not ill-conceived.
I’m so young I can tease my students about references to American TV shows that I don’t know (really because I didn’t watch TV)
I’m so young that I’m thrilled all the time
I’m so young that it’s easy to be pissed off at seening McDonalds and Starbuck on every goddanm corner
I'm so young that staying up till 3am at a karaoke bar with my fellow teacher and singing untill I'm horse is a perfect saturday night
I’m so young
but really… if you didn’t know how old you were, what age would you be