When a seven-year-old — who’s been in my presence precisely twice in the past for a few moments, the most recent of which was three years ago (so nearly half her life), and who has never seen my name written — manages to get closer to the correct spelling than many adults, most of whom have never seen any spelling but the correct one, one must needs cock a supercilious eyebrow in the direction of the adult population.

picture from Kate


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