Stuart Dybeck wrote a book called ‘Childhood and Other Neighborhoods,’ and I think this begins to describe it the idea of our childhood as a neighborhood with something like streets and houses, school yards and cemeteries, short cuts and long ways. It’s a good way to start, by thinking of childhood as a place rather than a time. A place that already exists like an unplayed-with playset, needing only one thing to set all things in motion.
Barry, Lynda. What It Is. Montréal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2008. Print. 159.