Friday, August 7, 2015

holy the diaper

Yesterday I changed a diaper, but it wasn't until later in the evening that I realized I'd enjoyed it.

As a thoroughly modern father, I've changed my share of diaperseven some explosively-filled onesbut I think the day-to-dayness of all that removing and wiping and replacing kept me from ever realizing that I took pleasure in doing it. Not in the fecal matter or the ammonia-smell, but in the simple beauty of doing something for someone who is unable to do it for himself.

I love that my son has grown past the defecating-himself stage, but it's great to be reminded that while there may not be any human acts that are absolutely pure, there are still plenty that are holy.


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