I’ve just re-read ‘Peter Pan’. James Barrie was a most interesting man. It is an extraordinary book and as a child I didn’t get a quarter of it. It seems Barrie is proposing the opposite of what everyone always says…’Live every day as if it were your last’ He says, if you want to remain young at heart, live every day as if it were the first. In other words, try to recapture the joy of discovery, excitement and newness… see your life and the people in it with fresh eyes and stop always seeing things with the jaundiced eyes of past experiences.
In his play, ‘Dear Brutus’ the characters, who have all stuffed their lives up in some way, get a second chance at life… guess what they all do?