The Highest Form of Humor

Just now Robin came up to me laughing his head off. “What?” I asked him.

“Farted!” he burbled. “Funny!”

It’s hard to remember now how eager I was for him to learn to talk, for the day when we could have real conversations. He talks now—really talks: he speaks in sentences as often as not, although he still tends to be economical with words. But the content of his conversation is not quite as sublime as I had maybe been imagining.

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