Growing up is difficult. When you are younger, your reactions towards adverse experiences tend to trigger responses of ‘why me’ and ‘it’s not fair’. Chances are if you are a teenager, you still enjoy throwing the odd temper tantrum whenever your mum sets those pesky curfews.
I was 22.
My sister had just booked us a trip to Amsterdam, as a celebratory thing for successfully finishing my master’s degree.
Remember inception? That huge blockbuster that came out in 2010 that essentially drove you crazy by leaving you with a tonne of unanswered questions? I’m talking about that stupid spinning top where we were left questioning everything – essentially mistrusting Cobb’s sanity itself? Yeah, that one. I’m still not over it.
I have always loved the show ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and Barney’s mantra of “Challenge Accepted”. Barney Stinson is an existence made up of a collection of funny quirks.
How often have you felt like Dumbledore? That a Pensieve would be an incredibly self-therapeutic tool to get through life? When your mind is full of everyday thoughts, worries and responsibilities and the ability to just liquidate these, store them into a bowl and move on seems like a God-given? The appreciation of Pensieves usually crops up when life is wearing you down.