Zia Hassan

Welcome To The World

How we welcome new people to the world is important. After all, we were once greeted for the first time and how it happened mattered.

The first thing I did with my son when we arrived home from the hospital was giving him a tour of his house.

I showed him the bedrooms, bathrooms, the cool lights in the living room, and the hidden crawl space in the laundry room.

I don’t know if he’ll ever remember it, or if he was even awake for it. All I know is that’s how I’d want to enter the world (at least, post-hospital). With an orientation, a sense of home, a map of the place you always return to.