I make it a regular point to make that the children always amaze in SOLE Hours, but some days…
So the question on the table was “When will the universe end?” And you could tell the day was going well because it sounded like a hive.
On a great day, there’s nothing much for me to do but ask questions and be amazed. It was with this attitude that I approached a doe-eyed, seven year old girl and asked, “What have you learned so far?” maybe expecting a sentence about how big the universe was, but got instead:
“Well, the universe keeps getting bigger and bigger, expanding like a balloon, and way into the future, it’s going to be like someone popped it with a pin and it’s going to deflate.”
She wasn’t reading it.
Not much later, I encountered another girl, a year younger, off on her own drawing an unusual picture.