Hello, My name is Steven Hernandez. This is my third year studying at UCSC. Studying here has inspired me to make a difference in the world. It has taught me to look beyond the binary way of looking at the world. Everything in life looks black and white, "yes; but it is like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds. We live in the flicker."
nerdy moment: babies at that age don’t have object permanence. if the object cannot be seen, it does not exist. image how freaked the fuck out you would be if suddenly everything went black - effectively ceasing to exist. the baby’s entire world vanished then came back.
so yeah. he probably did think his entire existence ended.