Tuesday, May 5, 2009

First Grade Wisdom

I've been reading Deepak Chopra's book "Life After Death" this week, which explores the idea of consciousness and death from various perspectives. There are more questions than answers on this subject, so it is an area ripe for discussion. So, just to make conversation on the way to school this morning I asked my 7-year-old son, Orion: "Why do you think people are afraid to die?" Orion thought about this for a moment, and said, "Well, I don't know, but I do know that the reason people die is to make room for more people, because if no one died, this would be a very crowded world!"
So true.

And here is Orion, who also says that he is not afraid to die, because he really enjoys living. Eating strawberries and chocolate is his version of heaven!

1 comment:

Amber said...

Kids have such a simple and beautiful perspective on things.