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Zero to sixty

Running maniacally through the tall grass around the tree after the hula hoop show, Brenna runs straight into a down tree at full speed. Laying on the ground she holds her knee, wailing, “I think it’s broke!”

 

“It will feel better in a minute,” I assure as I scoop her up and carry her to the nearby bench where she cries in my shoulder. Tending to a hurt child is one of a few things in life that come from deep within the primal brain. It feels inexorable.

 

“Are you ready to explore farther?” I ask after she’s finished crying.

 

“Can you carry me?” she asks.

 

“Alright,” I concede.

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Taken on April 27, 2014