Childhood Revisited

Childhood Revisited

Baby Photo Andrew

6 Months old

No I don’t remember this period of my childhood!

I do remember a lot from my childhood, some scattered memories here and there. The one that sticks in my mind the most is this one –

My parents always encouraged us to read and learn, at an early age we had a set of encyclopaedias that had many black and white pictures in them. I learnt about the Titanic and many other things from these books. I think I was around 3 or 4 when I first encountered them. One article was about New Guinea Highland headhunter tribes. The accompanying picture showed these headhunters in their full terrifying costumes. Around the time we lived in a semi-detached house in Bradford, UK. We also had a rocking chair. One night I had a very vivid nightmare, that I can still remember 47 years later. I dreamt the headhunters were coming down from our attic riding our rocking horse.

It isn’t a good memory, though it doesn’t scare me now, it did leave an impression on me. Maybe that was the start of me being afraid of the dark, right up until my mid twenties.

I am in the process of writing my memoir which will reflect on the first 50 years of my life. This will be on my writing site George Patrick Edgeworth. Look out for it in the near future.

Our childhood, the memories, experiences and events are what has shaped us to the person we are now. All the good, all the bad and all the experiences. Don’t dwell on them, throw away the bad ones, learn from the lessons and understand the impact they have on you and make changes for the better. Live, love, forgive, and most importantly be happy.

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  1. Dreaming of headhunters seeking you out as a kid… not a great dream. Now, dreaming of being a headhunter… a way to mentally solve soooo many problems! A gift!

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