My first real job was as a furniture mover when I was 16. When it came time to put together a resume as I was graduating from college “picked up and moved heavy objects without getting hurt” was the best description I could come up with. I came across a copy of that first resume over the weekend and tried to recapture my frame of mind when I wrote it. I couldn’t.
“Try as we will, we cannot honestly recall our youth, for we have lost its main ingredient: suspense.”
“There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.”