I am woken by someone gently knocking at the door. A woman in her late 50's enters with a one year old boy. I climb out of bed and the child grasps my hands. Except this child is so deformed that his whole body is in the form of one big hand. And what a grip he has on me! He holds so tightly! I try to hide my revulsion.
"You will have problems with that grip as he gets older," I say to the woman, "he is only One and already he is unmanageable." Heavy medication will be the inevitable solution, I think to myself.