Fledge

When you were a child, you understood the role of parents.  When you were young, you understood how the world worked.  How did it come to pass, then, that the older you got the less conscious you became of the legitimacy of roles?  How did your confusion grow so that you began to question the natural order of parental control?

Look, please, at the animal kingdom.  Watch as birds hatch their young and fledge their offspring.  It’s not unique to humans.  Why did you assume human parenting was somehow a conspiratorial plot to control the young?

Each morning, I prepare breakfast and understand with every broken or unbroken egg that I misunderstood my childhood.  It wasn’t what I thought, not at all.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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