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COMING OF AGE

17/10/2011

Rome, Italy

All of living is a process of coming of age, of reconciling the essence of the inner self with one’s outer being, with the world, and with changing expectations for that self in the world.Kay E. Vandergrift

Zagreb, Croatia – Tibet

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Honduras

The teen and young adult years, when young people are perched precariously on the brink between childhood and adult responsibilities, are, of course, when the coming of age process is most obvious.K.E.V.

Los Angeles, USA

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Goa, India – Tanzania

“The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted. –  John Keats

Dublin, Ireland

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Havana, Cuba

So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying, An intolerable waiting, A longing for another place and time, Another condition.Theodore Roethke

ItalyLa Fortuna, Honduras

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Zabid, Yemen

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.Abraham Lincoln

Gubbio, Italy

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GermanyKabul, Afghanistan 

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.”Alden Nolan

Germany

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Kabul, Afghanistan 

We don’t stop playing because we grow old.  We grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw

Flechtingen, GermanyRome, Italy

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Budapest, Hungary

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh — at yourself.Ethel Barrymore

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Source: Steve McCurry

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