“Behold! The Only Thing Greater Than Yourself!”
Tananarive was in Tallahassee at the bedside when Jason was born, and cut the cord. I flew from Portland to Atlanta, and drove down to Quincy Florida to meet my son.
So much potential in such a warm, soft bundle. We bonded instantly, eye to eye, hand to small hand, and shared smiles. It was nighttime, and I had an inspiration. Took him out into the yard, and held him up to the sky. “Behold!” I said. “The only thing greater than yourself!”