The baby is born knowing how to suckle and
with an inborn fear of falling.
Our calico cat gives birth for the first time
and knows how to clean the newborn kittens
to remove the afterbirth and the kittens
know how to seek her teats
We watch a video of a giraffe
giving birth to a baby that falls 6 feet
to the ground and soon stands on
wobbly feet to find nourishment
from its mother.
We all have pre understanding
of things, knowledge needed to
survive in the world.
We bring to the table
opinions, thoughts, ideas, pre-conceived
notions about people, places, things.
Whether these pre-understandings are
Theologically based or innate senses
with which we are born, it is all a part
of our connection with the Universe.
Sandra Lee Smith