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Tim W. # Posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

@linds, when I see my son I realize that he is partly my creation. There’s a real part of me in him. It’s like seeing myself in the third person in a way. But it’s different and it’s new and he gets to start fresh. He is only 13 months old and his whole life is ahead of him and I get to help shape that and watch it grow. This is not to say that I will live my life vicariously through him, but it’s like I took part of myself and set it free and I can see his life as an extension of mine. Part of me lives on through him. That’s a hard concept to describe and sound meaningful and not fluffy in a cynical world, but you can’t see it until it happens to you.