20th Birthday Show-and-Tell on Movies, Shakespeare, and Me

My birthday is on December 9th. I turn 20. I'm so scared about entering my 20s. I'm not excited at all. And I'm not ready. When I turned 18, I told everyone I was turning 81, because I felt old, tired, useless and ready for the end. I was really depressed about my own life…

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The Young for the Old

"When I was young the mere smell of a woman would arouse me; now it is evidently only the sweetest, the youngest, the newest who have that power. One of these days it will be little boys."   -page 46 J.M. Coetzee's 1980 novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, is written in the first person point of…