Lauren’s Long Spring

Lauren Stewart 10 - Photograph Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

My grandaughter Lauren showed up with a plastic bag and asked me to guess what she had in it. I could not. She produced a couple of Snoopies that her mother used to play with at perhaps her same age, 10. I smiled inwardly and outwardly. There is a charm to a little girl who is still a little girl. I always remember a quote from Dag Hammarskjöld’s Markings:
 
 You find it hard to forgive those who, early in life, have come to enjoy the advantages that come with maturity. Aside from any other consideration, why don’t you put into the balance the long spring enjoyed by a youth who matured late.

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Originally published at blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com.