I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes from George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin (1872) this week:
the boy should enclose and keep, as his life, the old child at the heart of him, and never let go. He must still, to be a right man, be his mother’s darling, and more his father’s pride, and more. The child is not meant to die, but to be forever fresh-born
To me, this means growing all the while keeping your childhood hopes, dreams, aspirations within your adult heart. It means to honor your child self, and to aspire to be someone your youngest self would be proud of. What does this beautiful quote from MacDonald mean to you?