It is just like a strange breeze feathers across over your face, and you peek through the veil of the future. Think remember back to the first time on the day after for some it was Halloween and you begin to sort through you tricks or treats when it just felt different, and you start reflecting about years gone by. Hence, it is the beginning of the aging process nobody prepares you for that it just happens. In America the definition of aging is walking with a can, wearing dentures, or those forbidden lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet on the face, neck, and chin areas. The pain that comes with childhood ends are sometimes subtle, and other abrupt whatever the case might be it is bound to happen. The perpetual race of staying relevant is an act of courage. Some fall off of the horse and get back up on it. I read this marvelous quote on Elisabeth Elliot well written blog @dearmushka. Others fall off the horse and that is they just fall off into alcohol, drugs, and criminal behaviors etc… Nonetheless the end of a childhood is a loss while the rest of the world screams Joy! “…The pain of discipline is less than the pain of regrets…” I hope this “Living with Pain while the rest of the world scream joy!” platform series help someone. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas that you would like me to address during the holidays write back.