Thursday, August 4, 2011
Hannah's Question of the Day
In which a conversation starts out with 'Do you believe people can see things that aren't there?' and ends with Dora and Diego. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.
Hannah: Do you believe people can see things that aren't there?
Mother: Yes I do. (followed by an uncharacteristically lengthy anecdote about a friend and her child who both have had experiences in that area) (it would actually be uncharacteristic if it was short) (but it was a good one!)
H: What about you?
M: Yeah. I remember when my best friend died a few years ago, I got a strong feeling that I should call her. I didn't. She died two days later and I'll never be able to talk to her again. I'll always be sorry I didn't listen. And then last week. I got a feeling that I should call your aunt and chat with her about her pregnancy because she was right at the end of it. I didn't do it and she lost her baby unexpectedly. I'll never be able to go back and give her that love and support right before the unthinkable happened. I'm sorry about that too.
H: Well don't say never Mother, you never know. (in a hushed spiritual voice) You just never, never know. (Apparently 'never' is ok for her to say.)
M: No, I think in this case, 'never' is a fair word to use.
H: (in a reverent voice) Don't say never Mother. You don't know what the future holds. One day a time portal could open up in front of you and BAM! you'll have the opportunity to go back.
M: That's true. That could happen. I shouldn't write that off completely, should I?
H: No. It's a good thing you have me to help you keep your belief strong. When would you go back to if you had the choice?
M: I don't know - I can't decide if I'd go back to a good time to relive it or back to a bad time to try to change it. If you had a time portal open up in front of you, when would you go?
H: That's a hard one. There are so many times. I think I'd definitely go back to before Dora* and Diego were invented.
So that's her Question of the Day :
"If you had a time portal open up in front of you, when would you go?"
Break out of lurkdom and comment so that I can give her your answer. :)
*Dora the Explorer. Hannah calls her 'Dora the Annoyer'.