[DWJ] Baby Brains (was Urgent request for suggestions)

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 04:06:36 EST 2006

On 11/12/06, Ika Willis <blake at gaudaprime.co.uk> wrote:

> Well, I quite often like children's books which say things that I
> needed to know when I was a child, but that I was never told - the
> books work like written rejoinders to the unwritten messages I
> absorbed when I was little. So I love Baby Brains because it says that
> being clever doesn't necessarily mean you have no emotional needs, and
> it doesn't mean you *have* to go into space and never get to see your
> mummy again.

whereas I read it as "don't over-reach yourself, you don't really need
the universe, you need your mummy". It felt like being jerked back by
leading rings.


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