It's all about proportion.
Take peas, for example.
Give them a chance.
I once wrote a long essay on peas,
but here's something new:
When a grandchild who is now 15
was in his teen months—
say, 18 or 19 months—
just cutting his teeth on language,
I was one day supervising his snack:
a little dish of cooked peas.
He held a pea between his
tiny thumb and index finger,
I still think that was a moment of genius,
of abstract reasoning beyond his years.
On the other hand, maybe he was just babbling,
trying out sounds,
and the interpretation was simply
that of a besotted nana.
But if I heard correctly,
perhaps the word presaged
that once-little boy's
as a baseball pitcher.
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