Thursday, July 6, 2017

Reproduction





The other day, I was out in public, minding my own business.
Public means people, and there were some there...
Talking.
Talking about personal stuff loudly...

These folks were on a family outing, three generations, with the new grand kid.
Somehow things turned medical in this conversation between the family and some strangers...
And it comes out that the new baby has a hole in it's heart.
Which seems like kind of a big deal?

There were other medical concerns which were more pressing, but back to the heart hole thing...

They weren't surprised by the whole heart hole thing, because it is hereditary.
Seems that generations of the clan have been born with hole riddled hearts...
The story of how hard it was for the previous kids, the side effects, surgeries, expenses and suffering...
That was shared with a startling tone of normalcy.

And there these people were...
With a new baby.
With a hole in it's heart.


I mean, maybe you take a generation off when you have that known scenario?
Maybe that is a signal or sign, or something?
Maybe lay off the baby making for a few?

Or not, I guess...
What is one more generation of infant open heart surgery?
If that is the way you've always done it, why not.


Must be a part of compulsive reproduction thing I just don't get...
Or some god working in mysterious ways thing, that I can't understand?


This probably makes me the asshole, right?
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