38. If Youth Were Curable
If youth were curable, it wouldn’t need to be forgiven everything.
Although youth is a state of mind occurring somewhere
between infancy and adulthood, many adults still maintain
a close relationship with Peter Pan. Adults who take a
fanciful flight with Peter, and disapprove of younger youths
zooming past them, might remind themselves there are
youngsters testing their wings with reckless abandon
for the first time, just as they had done long, long ago.