He Is Not Dead

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead! He is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land.
And left us dreaming how very fair
It must be, since he lingers there.
And you, – O you, who the wildest yearn
For the old-time step and the glad return, -
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here;
Mild and gentle, as he was brave, -
When the sweetest love of his life he gave
To simple things: – where the violets grew
Pure as the eyes they were likened to,
The touches of his hands have strayed
As reverently as his lips have prayed.
Think of him still as the same, I say;
He is not dead – he is just away!

-James Whitcomb Riley

You Are 13 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.