Thursday, November 13, 2014

Life, the universe and everything

Since moving to the big house (no,  I haven't been incarcerated, this is just what we call the new house since it's,  well, bigger) we have been very good at sitting down for dinner as a family.  Mr. stopped working nights and quite frankly, I won't let the kids eat in the living room because we have new furniture, so it's become routine.  It's nice though, we gather around and talk about our days. 

Some of the conversations are quite hilarious, while others are serious and thought provoking.  The other night did not disappoint as it was both. In Canada, from which this particular crazy cat lady hails, we pause for reflection on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. We think of all the brave men and women who served and continue to serve our country, putting their lives in jeopardy to keep the peace.  We thank them and we honour them. This day is called Remembrance day. It tends to be somber as we reflect on the many who have lost their lives in this noble pursuit of freedom.

That evening, as we sat down to eat together,  boy wonder asked how the second world war started. It was a long and serious conversation as he just couldn't fathom why a people would want to annihilate another. To be honest, neither could I. We talked on about war, and how it is seemingly always connected to religion and more specifically religious fanatics.  At some point the conversation veered into talking about the universe (a natural progression when talking about world religions and faiths) and more specifically, life within the universe.  Then boy wonder pipes up and says, "I wonder if there is intelligent life on earth? "

I have to say, especially after discussing wars, I wonder too!

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

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