In Which Installement Miriam Launches Upon A Theologie of the Bodie
Miriam: Mummy, boys and girls are different.
PM: Oh, well, yes they are.
M: They like diffrent things. I like pink and baby dolls. Boys sometimes don't like baby dolls. But Eric (male pre-school friend) likes baby dolls and he's a boy.
PM: (stymied silence: Has she discovered the "spectrum" theory of gender-based preference?)
M: And mommies have diffrent faces.
PM: What do you mean, Miriam?
M: Well, Erika (friend of Philosopher Mom) has a face and it's not your face. And other mommies don't have a Erika face (sic).
PM: Yes. Why do you think that is?
M: (thinks) They are diffrent people. So they have diffrent arms and legs, too.
Life without distinctions is meaningless. Life without faces (and arms and legs) would be simply ... not human!