Monday, December 24th, 2012

One of the great myths of life is that childhood passes quickly. In fact, because time moves more slowly in Kid World — five times more slowly in a classroom on a hot afternoon, eight times more slowly on any car journey of more than five miles (rising to eighty-six times more slowly when driving across Nebraska or Pennsylvania lengthwise), and so slowly during the last week before birthdays, Christmases, and summer vacations as to be functionally immeasurable — it goes on for decades when measured in adults terms. It is adult life that is over in a twinkling.
 
— Bill Bryson, The Life And Times of The Thunderbolt Kid

 

Kid Time | 4:05 pm CDT
Category: Big Book of Quotations, daily drivel, entertainment
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