I don't want to grow up

Being pan in aspen

by Barbara Platts

Aspen Times Weekly April 2014

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All children...

except one, grow up.

That is how the story starts and how it's been told over and over for more than 100 years. In novels, in plays, in movies and sequels to those movies, we have heard the tale of the boy who chose to stay a kid forever while the rest of us had to accept the fate of growing old.

J.M. Barrie wrote both the original play and the novel about the character that we have learned to love and remember over generations as Peter Pan.

All children, except one, grow up.

Well, no offense to J.M. Barrie, but I believe he made this sweeping statement without having first set foot in Aspen, Colo.