Day 38: Adventures in Solitude

Before I had kids, I had friends and family, and I thought I knew a lot about love. You think you know about life and love, and then you have children. When you have kids, you realize that there are new dimensions of love that you could not previously fathom. There is nothing like it, and each parent who loves a child is complicit to a love like no other. There is a uniqueness to that bond.

Before I had Miles I thought I knew myself. I thought I understood what it is to know other people and to know the world. At the moment he was born, I knew differently. I knew better. Before Miles was born, I was alone in the world. Once I saw him for the first time and once I held him in my arms, I felt solitude lifted from me and I felt bonded forever to my son, my boy, my love.

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