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The first time I was awake with my baby I knew in my heart and soul that this was what I was supposed to do. I could now walk down the street and not have to wonder why the hell I didn’t turn my brain off. It was like a new game.
When I got out of the hospital I had a friend who was pregnant with her first baby. I had to get my hands on a book she had read to find out if there was any truth to the theory that a baby is an entity that needs a mother. Of course, I was very wrong. It turns out that there is no such thing as a “baby” that needs a mother and that we already have a “mother” in ourselves.
I have often wondered if some people who have never had children could explain to me why I had to go through all this with my girlfriend. After all, a baby is not an entity like a person or an animal, but a mere baby. So I guess all I needed to do is open my eyes and look at myself and say, “What the hell was I thinking? This is not the woman I fell in love with.
This is a great way to explain the whole “child” thing to people who are confused by it. What is a baby? It’s a baby until it’s not. At that point, it is just a baby. We don’t have a mother, after all. It’s as simple as that.
We are not making this up. This is a quote from an old book that was given to my girlfriend as a birthday gift. I tried to explain to her what it meant, and she wasn’t having it. She didn’t even like to read so I let her read it. It said, “The baby inside you is your mind, and the mind is your body. You take care of the baby inside you, and you take care of the mind. The mind is your mind.
The first time I read this, I felt very emotional. I felt a tiny baby inside of me, and my mind was not my body. I felt that baby and my mind were a single entity. I was not in the body. I could go to another person and I could feel the same pain. I was in my mind, and I was in the world.
The very first lines of book are full of the idea of a self-aware baby inside a self-aware mind (and you would think this would be the very definition of self-aware). The baby would cry for its mother, but she wouldn’t know it was crying. The baby would read words and symbols, and you would think that somehow this would make sense.
Not so. The very first lines of book are full of the idea that I might be in the body, but I’m not. The baby is, in fact, in the mind. And the world. And I’m reading books and there is a baby in a bottle. And I’m reading books and I’m in a diaper. And I’m reading books and I’m in the world.
When you read books, you are in the world. You are not in a body. And the world is in the book. The book is the world.
It’s interesting that books, in this case, are a way for you to be in the world. Books are like television, except that instead of being on the channel, you are in the channel.