Monday, July 21, 2008

Metaphors

This morning as the kids and I were driving to Trader Joe's Zion asked one of his semi-regular religious questions.

"Does G-d die?", he asked.

"No", I said.

"Why not?"

"Well, G-d isn't really alive, so G-d can't die. G-d isn't like us, it is something completely other".

A pause. Then, "Does Asalan die?" (The kids loves The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. He's actually sat through 2 readings of it in the past 6 months!)

"No, not really", I replied.

"Why?" (See a pattern here?)

"Because Asalan is a metaphor for G-d.", I said, feeling pleased at the intelligence our discussion was showing. "When C.S. Lewis, the man who wrote the Narnia stories, wants to talk about how he understands G-d, he uses Asalan to describe him."

Zion was quiet again, then said something I couldn't quite understand. I asked him to repeat it. "Will you turn up the music?", he said.

And so The Ramones concluded our lesson for the day.

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4 comments:

Rachel said...

Smart kid!

Rachel Main said...

I swear it wasn't lost...

Hey, by the way, I made a Rachelized version of chile relleno #2 from your blog for your mom, dad & grandma today. I used pasillas instead of anchos, dried apricots, pears & dates instead of raisins, roasted pepitas instead of pine nuts, and cashew sour cream instead of creme fraiche. They were soooooo good.

SuperBadSoap said...

Hey! Ho! Let's Go!!!

Stacie said...

oh, Adison does this to me too...she will ask a really important question and then drop as quickly as she started it. I guess it is an overload thing. LOL