Friday, September 12, 2008

THE DIMPLE

In my culture, the dimple in his chin -- said her friend from far-East India -- signifies wisdom. (The vertical furrow in his brow does not harm matters, either.)

The mother bowed in silence. We will see, she then replied, realizing full well that for now her baby boy's considerable wisdom was attuned to the exact foreknowledge when during a diaper change his dad was within shooting range, and unaware.

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