Cover Photo: An image of mother and  child;  the mother is cradling the baby in her hands
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What Lullabies Teach Us About Language

In that way, lullabies are like a language of their own.

Beep. Beep.Beep. Beep.Beep. Beep. BEEP!

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Hey, remember that song?The one we sang in that apartment in Alief when I was little? I loved it so much. And I love you. And, Mom, I miss you

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SuccessionFriends come, friends come . . . together we gather at the beach. Green mountains, clear water. White clouds, a beautiful day.

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, ELLE, Travel + Leisure, and The Cut among other publications. She frequently writes about behavior and identity and is also a staff writer and researcher at Hidden Brain Media, where she contributes to the Hidden Brain podcast and radio show.