Ah, the joys of growing up. Looming independence. Escaping the clutches of parental supervision. Pursuing one’s dreams, no matter how fanciful. And then, of course, reality manages to rear its head. As the playwright Tom Stoppard said, “Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.” But the wisest among us learn that even the dashed dreams of our lives as they unfold offer opportunities for wisdom, as we hear from a remarkably insightful 13-year-old, Jacob Wassouf.
Jacob Wassouf is a seventh grade student at the Gordon School in East Providence. Jacob lives with his family in Bristol and reports that he recently completed his very first novel.