Essay about Childhood

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Childhood is present in every adult. The immaturity, the innocence, the naivety, the thirst for approval, is craved in everyone around you. Memories of childhood can be represented in many ways: a blanket, stuffed animal, rattle, song, or maybe even a movie. We can cling to these things for support in times of need, or just to recall fond memories of a simpler, and in most cases happier time. As our lives change around us, and we change to adapt to our lives we recall these items. We return to them for comfort, or we pass them to others who need them. These images can help us deal with something unbearable; they can be our “ship in the storm”. They can help us remember loved ones, or they can remind us of the good in someone who has…show more content…
My aunt Mickey is pretending to be the Wicked Witch, and my mom is pretending to be Glinda. My cousin Craig was the cowardly lion, and my Dad was the wizard and the tin man. My Grandma was Toto, and my cousin Sharon was the munchkins. Dana, my cousin, was the scarecrow. I was skipping around the house singing, and they were all playing their parts. I stood up to the wicked witch, rescued the scarecrow, comforted the cowardly lion, and tapped my heels three times to go home. As the only young child in my family at the time I was babied, and the center of attention.
The reason this video is so important to me is because of what it represents; my family when it was whole. In the recent years my aunt Mickey has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and she no longer remembers me. My cousin Sharon died from lymphoma, and my Grandmother passed away. My cousin Dana was diagnosed with cancer and lost a large part of her arm, but due to a family argument I haven’t talked to Craig or Dana in almost two years. There are new children, and new marriages that I don’t hear about until months after. I no longer know these people, I only know my memories of them.
My family is no longer together, and is no longer happy. As the most vital parts of our family passed away, the rest of us grew apart. Disagreements and selfishness affected the relationships in ways none of us could have

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