By Daddy Clay Monday, June 11th, 2012
Standing out front of Seton Hospital on a hot summer day is a “sense memory” exercise for me. The cinderblock canyon between the hospital entrance and the parking garage seems to channel the heat directly onto the nape of your neck. Moving from the cool and dark of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit into this bright Texas heat is nothing short of brutal. We did it day in and day out for three long weeks of August 1998.
Yesterday, I was revisiting the hospital just a few weeks shy of my tiny preemie’s 14th birthday, to shoot my contribution for a Philips Norelco video about what it feels like to be a father. I was sporting a freshly trimmed goatee, in honor of the sponsor — a look I like, but the kids frown on any deviation from the full beard — reflecting on the fact that I had recently taught my tiny preemie to shave. Read the rest of this entry »
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