Saturday, July 10, 2010
I was sitting in a bus on my way to visit my bro and sis-in-law. They moved to Virginia! :-) In any case, I was staring out the window and the sky looked so perfectly clear and blue. It kind of gave me the idea for this. Enjoy!
“Why’s the sky blue?” Edward looked down at his daughter who anxiously awaited a response. He was a little surprised to see such a quizzical look on her face. He opened his mouth to respond but hesitated, as he realized that he really didn’t know what to tell her. What could he say to his five year old who just asked him, what most would consider, a simple question? Does he give her a scientific answer? How would she react, in her innocence, to an explanation of how light reflects off of molecules in the air? Would she still be innocent, then? Does he try to preserve that innocence by telling her a fantastical tale about fairies and magic? This was quite a dilemma. And she still wanted an answer. Edward thought about it for a moment longer. Choosing the lesser of evils, he smiled at his daughter. “Just because.”