Have you ever noticed how the things you do, see, and hear in childhood seem so much different as an adult?
Let's take movies for example, because that is what is on my mind.
I loved the Anne of Green Gables books as a child (still do), and that spilled over unto the movies starring Megan Follows as Anne.
I watched Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea with the lady I take care of this past weekend, and I was so surprised at how differently I view them after not seeing them for a few years.
I found myself noticing more the "filler" comments that were made by the characters, and mentally noting how they reinforced the period sense of the film. I found myself no longer identifying with Anne so completely, and instead focusing on the changes that occur in Matthew and Marilla. It was far more interesting to me to observe the secondary characters of the movie and to think about how the different relationships change.
A part of me appreciates the changes that are happening to me. I know that they are the product of "growing up" and sometimes I make startling observations.
The other part of me mournes the loss of my childish ability to become completely lost in the story and not notice acting techniques and subplots.
It really is the strangest thing to notice how you change.