Nicholas Mokelke, in Bits and Pieces, September 19, 1991, p. 2
When I think of perspective I am often reminded of a conversation between me and my son in the summer he turned four. That spring Mark had asked for a spot in the family garden to call his own. He turned the soil, broke the clumps, and planted his favorite vegetable&md;corn.
Toward the middle of July, Mark was concerned that his corn was not growing fast enough. I tried to reassure him that the corn was doing just fine by quoting him the familiar benchmark used by farmers, "
knee high by the fourth of July."
My lesson came with his retort: "My knees or yours?"