The magnitude of puffiness.....

We are, I suspect, bound to be disappointed if we view measurement as a definitive thing.

It’s quite ephemeral.

I was given fresh insight into the ephemeral nature of measurement recently by a four year old sage.

I was staring in our bathroom mirror – taking particularly close notice of my eyes.

“What are you looking at Daddy?”

“Oh, I think my eyes are a bit puffy.”

“Mine are a bit puffy too.”

“Oh are they?”

“Yes, mine are this puffy” – he tucks his pointer finger into his thumb creating an ellipse that he holds up for me to see. “How puffy are yours?”

I do the same and hold it up for him to see. My adult fingers create a bigger ellipse.

“Yes Daddy, yours are puffier than mine.”

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