As we grow up, we put away our laughter and our silliness and our childish noises, the great sensory hilariousness of our young lives. We pick up a few notions about proper behavior, like what books to read and how to go about getting married and buying a home and being polite and having cocktail parties… and the next thing you know, the little child – who was also enormously alive sensory apparatus – is just another boring adult going to work in a seersucker suit with a briefcase.

John Rosenthal, Amazing Conversations