So I’m about to be a father. All has changed.
I look at the world around me as if I were seeing it for the very first time. I look as I have not in a long time. I no longer scan, sifting through it all, deciding friend, foe, and landscape, over and over, without a conscious thought and without end, just for the sake of the situational awareness. No. I look, again. I’m back to being a child, on behalf of the one to come - I look and I wonder: what is it? I know, I will be asked that question a million times. Everything around me, without any distinct order, and most certainly without exception, is, yet again, a subject of definition. I am going to have to name every thing and describe every process within sight. And I’d better do it without hesitation and I’d better do it right, ‘cause knowing mommy and daddy – faking it just won’t do.
I must define the world; answer all whats and whys – at random. Here I go.
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