Deer Again

On my run yesterday (well, actually this one was a walk), I saw the little fawn again, but this time he was by himself.

“Where is your mommy?” I asked, and then I watched him graze around and then skip back and forth, and then he disappeared into some trees and I couldn’t see where he came out on the road.

And then I burst into tears and sobbed for awhile because I had decided he was now an orphan fawn, and this means I am either overtired or getting depressed or both. I have always had a crying in public problem. It’s less of an issue now that I no longer live in a big city, because I’m usually crying somewhere without a lot of population density, at least, or in my car rather than on the subway. Not that I cry that much. Except now that I’ve had Edith, absolutely anything having to do with babies or kids makes me weep like the world is ending. Which is appropriate anyhow, because it seems likely that the world is ending.

Insert Dos Equis meme here that says, “I don’t always burst into tears out of nowhere, but when I do, I do it in public.”


  1. Zandy says:

    When all my babies were Edith’s age, I would sob over the stories I read them at night. In particular, You Are My Sunshine (which is just a picture book of the first verse). The part where it goes “please don’t take my sunshine away”? Forget it. I’d be sobbing over the very idea that someone would take a beloved stuffie from a poor little baby, who loves that stuffie very much and needs that stuffie and who would DO that, and I’m already getting dewey eyed.

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    1. Elizabeth says:

      I can’t even handle this description of a book I have not read.


    1. Elizabeth says:

      Thank you, I love it!


  2. Jeremy Herve says:

    absolutely anything having to do with babies or kids makes me weep like the world is ending.

    Oh, I can definitely relate to that. I’ve become overly sensitive to anything related to children. If a show or cartoon even just alludes to a kid doing something that may be a tiny bit dangerous to them, it makes me sick in my stomach. Not even talking about when something bad actually happens to them…

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    1. Elizabeth says:

      Glad it’s not just me. I can hardly watch anything on TV anymore. I never noticed before how many plot points revolve around sad things happening to children.


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