Building, Clay, Summer (3)
In my first visions of parenthood I saw myself on a sailboat. Our family was learning abroad, working magically by uninterrupted wifi on open seas and anchoring at my whim at ports in a clockwise path around the Mediterranean Sea. The stage set for bedtime reading of the Greek Myths; ancient history learned in context.
In reality, we live a different life in Silicon Valley. What we learn of the ancients springs from the pages of books and rests in the dream of going there someday, to the birthplace of our language.
Right now we're reading about the part where the Sumerians ...