In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light, and there was light.
- Genesis, Jewish
- Old Testament
- Torah (B.C. 1200?)
When I was in first grade I was selected as one kid out of my class to have a shot at skipping up to the second grade. I thought that was pretty neat, being able to hang with the older kids. Unfortunately, I remember that I didn’t adapt very well to entering a room full of kids that were strangers to me. It only lasted a couple weeks. A lot of the time I would ask the teacher (ask, maybe beg) if I could do my work over in the test taking cubicles, the ones with walls around the three sides so I could bury myself in my work and not be disturbed.
If I ever have enough funds to afford a psychologist, and if he asks me about my childhood, I’d probably begin with the story of how I was too afraid to raise my hand and speak up in front of a class full of strangers and how I ended up wetting my pants as I sat in my seat, having been too scared to ask to go to the bathroom.