This was a breathtaking, totally new format for me as a reader. I loved how your story was presented like a series of thoughts and memories that spanned many years… all of which shaped your thoughts during a (probably) very short conversation in real time with a kid. It really made me think about how all the things we experience over the years of our lives … they affect every moment — always. Every memory adds to the choices you make as you make them. I absolutely LOVED this piece. Your mind is fun to read. Please do this again and again.