Human Messiness

Now let’s think about the message we send to children when we value the cleanliness of the transitional object (“it’s covered with bacteria!”) above all and banish the lived-in griminess of it.

Others are a source of danger! A disease vector! A source of microaggressions! I need a safe space! I need a lockdown!

One thought on “Human Messiness

  1. Now you’ve got me wondering if my mother did psychological damage to me by washing my stuffed animal lol (it was beginning to smell bad I believe)

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