- Me: Here. You said you wanted a potato chip.
- 3 y/o son (takes it, bites, sticks out his tongue): Dis for da cat?
- Me: It's not cat food.
- 3 y/o son (drops it on floor): Cat.
- Me: Okay, maybe. Yes.
There are so many ways that have been dreamt up to entertain us away from the moment, soften its hard edge, deaden it so we don’t have to feel the full impact of the pain that arises when we cannot manipulate the situation to make us come out looking fine. —
-Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart