Yesterday she spoke with Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. I only heard a few minutes of the interview but this statement by Senior caught my attention:
So, like, my kid at one month looked directly at me at one point and kind of cooed. It was this recognition. It was like oh, like, you're my mom. And I'd like to think that when I'm dying I'll remember that because it was really wild. And if you don't have any religious instincts, which unfortunately I don't, I was like born without them, that is like as close as I'm going to come to awe.
1. I wonder why Senior thinks it unfortunate that she lacks religious instincts.
2. Is she right that we are born with religious instincts?
What do you think?