Nothing is unimportant to a little child. He might cry if the wrong person peels an orange. On some level this makes sense: When your model of the world is paper thin, a tenuous thing that startles you endlessly, the few experiences that become routine carry a lot of weight. If someone else peels the orange then you might as well change the rules of gravity, too.

πŸ”— Dispatches from childhood, Simon Sarris