August 7, 2003


At the co-op yesterday I watched a baby stick her foot in her mouth. She managed it without using her hands. As I shopped I made a mental list of things babies don’t know. Although it was a long list (babies know almost nothing, as it turns out), today I can remember just four items:

  • What a baby is
  • Plato’s metaphor of a cave
  • How to tell if a melon is ripe
  • Where not to stick your foot