My inspiration for today's post comes from two sources. First I had to laugh when I saw this:
Somehow nobody looks really comfortable here!
But it used to work so well!
They finally worked it out!
And the second part of my inspiration goes to the dear young man that I was a nanny for, for 9 years. Luke was always a tall boy. He knew that there were genes in his family for becoming a VERY tall person. Some of Luke's male relatives are over 7 feet tall! I remember him doing everything he could to try to stop his rapid growth. He would drink coffee from a young age and was always willing to try anything else that would supposedly stunt his growth. Luke is 21 now and hasn't grown much in the last year. He is 6 foot 7. At this height, Luke claims that if he doesn't grown any taller then he will have succeeded in saving himself from becoming 'freakishly tall'. I'm guessing that from my own 5'4" viewpoint on the world Luke may think of me as simply puny. And although being short can sometimes be inconvenient, I don't think of it as so tough as being so darn tall that you tower over most other humans. Still, I am confident that Luke will grow psychologically to accept his own tall statured life as just fine, even if he grows some more.
I can imagine that becoming larger or taller than most people is very difficult, even just for everyday things like driving or walking around inside your own house. Of course there is an upside. I know I sure would appreciate some extra height when it comes to trimming my trees and being able to get up onto the roof. I also like the idea of being able to get away with eating a bit more of my favorite things!
How about you? Do you see the prospect of becoming a giant as something good or bad? Would you miss doing some of your favorite things (like my little dog that isn't quite as little as he used to be)? Or would you embrace the cool stuff that you could do that nobody else can?