Monday, April 16, 2012


From Shakespeare's Twelfth Night:

Not yet old enough for a man nor young enough for a boy; as a squash is before 'tis a peascod, or a codling when 'tis almost an apple.  'Tis with him in standing water, between boy and man.  He is very well-favored and he speaks very shrewishly.  One would think his mother's milk were scarce out of him.  

As apt a description of adolescent boys as I've ever seen (smiled to think of it while attending my son's Boy Scout meeting tonight).

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