In the spirit of National Blog Something From Draft Week 2009, the creation of Bone from If You Read Only One Blog This Year, I’m posting a little something I wrote almost two years ago, and abandoned before I ever got round to finishing because I decided it was too sentimental. Of course, I'm also making it 'International Blog Something From Draft Week' because I'm not posting in the USA, but there we go.
The only background information you need is that I am categorically not a baby person.
Watching my friends with their new baby, I’m almost swayed. It’s not that I see anything appealing in actually having a baby, but when they hold him, they go to a different place. She looks so incredibly happy, so in love; he looks so awestruck, so excited. The curtains draw for a moment on the world and they are locked in this time with him, feeling things a childless person can never understand, looking so much happier than anyone normally looks without drugs. They can watch him indefinitely and I can watch them indefinitely, watching.