The Children Are Our Future

A young boy asked me, “What do the fishes drink?”

I mumbled something about the souls of inquisitive children, then pointed at a squirrel chewing on a battery.

“Where do batteries come from?”

I didn’t know that one either.

“The supermarket,” I said.

I pointed to a plastic bag caught on a tree branch. It flapped in the breeze like a flag.

“Where do plastic bags come from?”

“The supermarket,“ I said again. It felt good to know one for sure.

“Where do supermarkets come from?”

I said nothing. We kept walking, quiet until the boy stopped and pointed at my face.

“You forgot to finish shaving,” he said.

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  1. Kids are the truth sayers of our nation.

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