You’re tugged, screaming, from your warm, cosy home into the cold, loud, open world, covered in your mother’s blood.
You’re fussed over by your mother and father. If you cry you will get whatever you need: food, a fresh nappy, a nap.
You learn to roll, crawl, sit, stand, walk, talk.
You start school, you make friends, you learn.
You leave your old friends behind and start secondary school. You make new friends. You learn.
You leave your old friends, your old home and your family behind and study at university. You learn.
You graduate. After a while you leave your new friends and home behind and get a job.
You bear children.
The children grow up and leave you behind.