Cypress eased into the hot tub to help her relax through the contractions.
With each exhale, she thought back to the long line of women that had felt this same pain.
“How do you make a gen 10 nooboo?” she wondered.
There is no one in her family left to remember all the way back to the beginning. But I remember. Cypress, this is how you make a gen 10 nooboo:
First you take a creative, outdoor-loving goofball, and you match her with a family-oriented, loner goofball.
Then, you combine the resulting self-assured, genius loner with a cheerful active foodie.
From their union comes the gloomy, out-going foodie who joins a perfectionist, noncommittal music-lover.
Then take the product of that union, a creative, hot-head glutton, and mix with a clumsy, gloomy bro.
When that leads to a gloomy, perfectionist geek, combine her with a mailman–or rather, a childish, foodie geek.
We’re getting closer!
From this, we have an active, materialistic, romantic who joins with a clumsy, cheerful art-lover.
Now take the mean, art-loving snob who was your grandmother, and match her with your grandfather, the creative, loner, glutton, whom you know and love so well.
And you know the rest, Cypress, for next comes your mother, a snob, glutton, and book-lover, and your father, a good, foodie art-lover.
And now here are you, a childish, outdoor-loving goofball with your ranger, the gloomy, outdoor-loving glutton, and together, you’ve created the gen 10 nooboo.
So that’s how you do it. Now come out of the tub, Cypress, and welcome this baby to the digital world.
Don’t worry! You’re ready! You can do this thing!
Welcome to the world, Sempervirens Bough. May you keep this lineage evergreen.