This week's word for the 100 Word Challenge is "blanket", and given the impending arrival of a new member of my extended family, it was easy peasy lemon squeezy, as they say. Or maybe they don't say. I say, anyway. With humble dedication to the new citizen to be of Planet Earth, I give you: "And One"
I know he can’t see anything. Just blurs, and smells, and tastes, and noises at first-only slowly resolving into Mom, and Dad, and trees, and the scent of a fresh cut lawn. I’ll talk to him anyway, telling him about backup sliders and all out blitzes and 2 on 1 fastbreaks, tucking the blanket around the impossibly small body of the newest member of my family. I’ll imagine I’m forming connections in his brain, teaching him the rhythms of speech, but I’m really telling myself that I’m going to try to make his world a little easier than mine was.