For the rest of us, our children tend to be what leads us back to the strong medicine of fantasy and invention that marked our own first childishness
, worked out in riddles, games, and stories, sometimes as songs and frequently in rhyme.
The problem is, that childishness
is all we really understand about the character.
X can't help being a vulnerable, often clueless, all-too-human participant who's capable of jealousy and childishness
and even tears.
They manhandled me down to the cells and their childishness
in ridiculing me continued to the point that they told me to get undressed.
Last scene of all, That ends this strange, eventful history, Is second childishness
and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness
and the desire to be very grown up," wrote Lewis in On Three Ways of Writing for Children (1952).
Shamefully, I can remember a Christmas when, in my selfish childishness
, I cried because I got a new patchwork quilt instead of the Pound Puppy I had been hoping for.
Women are associated in these plays with childishness
and a hindrance to a boy's initiation into the masculine world.
Nair seems to suggest that children, though not necessarily safe from the world, somehow understand it better, or at least are not as corrupted as their elders--and that adults who preserve their sense of childishness
somehow have a more authentic connection to life.
Of much greater concern is personality change, which affects 49%, 80%, and 65% of patients by 3 months, 2 years, and 10 years after injury respectively Previous behavioral traits may be magnified, and patients may exhibit childishness
, disinhibition, social inappropriateness, restlessness, emotional lability decreased social contact, and loss of spontaneity or poverty of interest.
What ratchets up the pain level here is the sudden collapse into childishness
I now put Churchill, with all his idiosyncrasies, his indulgences, his occasional childishness
, hut also his genius, his tenacity and his persistent ability, right or wrong, successful or unsuccessful, to be larger than life, as the greatest human being ever to occupy 10 Downing Street.