There’s only one word I can say to my baby, but I can say it in almost any language
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Being a new human is a shocking experience, yet just about every culture’s response is to comfort with ‘shhh’

‘If trees could scream,’ wrote the US humorist Jack Handey, ‘would we be so cavalier about cutting them down?’ ‘We might,’ came his reply, ‘if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.’ I have often thought about this quote not just because it’s funny, but because it’s taken on new meaning in those long, deadening campaigns of constant screaming that accompany newborn life.

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