14. The word adult implies that all the poeple who’ve attained legal majority make up a coherent category, but w e ar etravelers who change and traverse a changing country as we go. The road is tatttered and elastic. Childhood fades gradually in some ways, never ends in others; adulthood arrives in small, irregular installments if it arrives; and every peson is on her own schedule, or rather there is none for the many transitions.
FRONTIERS. 16. I grew to find that the margins could be the richest place, the perch between realms you could enter and exit.