Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay – Robert Frost
The journey has ended. My son has finished his K-12 homeschool education, graduated with honors a semester early, and is now embarking on the next phase of his life. He has grown up. But what is he going to be?
Not everyone knows what they want to be. Though some have shown extraordinary talents early on. For example:
Blaise Pascall wrote a treatise at 9….Christopher Paolini wrote his first novel at age 15….Jackie Cooper was nominated for an oscar at age 9…Picasso painted Picador at age 8…Mozart was playing beautiful music by age 5.
My son too, showed talents early on.
- Age 1: Tore off the wallpaper in his room. We thought Interior designer?
- Age 2: Ate rocks. Could he be a Geologist?
- Age 3: Invented a cheerio baking soda pound cake. Maybe a world class Chef?
- Age 6: Brisk lemonade and candy stand sales. Entrepreneur?
- Age 8: Guitarist?
- Age 9: Self-published his book “When We Were Shrunk”. Could he be a novelist?
- Age 10: Started movie making. Would he be the next Steven Spielberg?