Rejuvenile by Christopher Noxon  
Angela: Biloxi, Miss


Favorite childhood toy?

butterfly net

Favorite childhood game?

swings, tag

Favorite childhood candy/cereal/treat?

m&ms, Capt Crunch

What of your interests, preferences, obsessions (movies, TV, toys, food, clothing, etc.) might be considered childlike or childish? Why do you love this stuff?

I’ve always loved to catch lizards and snakes. I’ve also always raised caterpillars into butterflies and moths. It’s something wonderful and magic to let a moth grip your fingers as it dries its new wings. I still draw faces, always have. I still have some of my childhood drawings of faces. I used to make up songs to myself while playing on the swing. I still write lyrics and melodies. As a child I read myself to sleep at night. Arabian Nights are still a big fave with me. I still make up stories like I did as a kid.

Did you have these interests as a kid? Were they developed as an adult, were they denied to you as a kid?

I was told I’d grow out of some of these things, especially the lizard and caterpillar pets. I was told that when I became a ‘young lady’ I would lose interest in such things. I’m glad I never became a ‘young lady’, LOL!

Are you a grown-up? If so, when did you become one? If not, when will you become one?

It seems to me that as I learn more and ‘mature’, I realize how little I know and how much more there is to learn. I actually feel like I’m less of a grown up each year. I guess I’m the incredible shrinking woman. I love science, nature, art and music. I feel such awe and mystery as I experience life.