On Order




Sophie loves lining up objects. And if you walk by and casually move something out of the line, she notices—immediately—and puts it back. Andy has expressed concern over this. But I’ve read that at this age it’s normal (and, as someone whose clothes are arranged by color and sleeve length, I empathize with her desire—and apologize if this is my fault).

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” —Flaubert