Human Parts
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Human Parts

THIS IS US

How to Leave Your Son

A simple guide

You bring him home from the hospital, in our case so early that you haven’t yet bought him a bed.

You look at him, inscrutable in a quickly assembled bassinet, and set about understanding him.

You hold him.

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A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

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Roblin Meeks

Roblin Meeks

Essayist, lapsed professional philosopher, associate dean of ice cream. Author of creative nonfiction about work, love, self and other stuff. Welcome, pals.

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