Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I find such joy in discovering how other minds work, (well, usually...reading Lolita introduced me to a mind I could have done without knowing,) and every once in a while someone says something succinct that makes me pause.

Chris is usually pretty level-headed, rational, etc. but every once in a while he'll come out with a bizarre thought (like space elevators...which turns out to be more scientific than bizarre in some circles,) that leaves me giggling.  Recently, Chris expressed frustration at how much time he wastes in tying his shoes every morning...and how much cumulative time is wasted by everyone that has to tie shoes each morning.  He is absolutely certain that the world would be much more advanced if it weren't for being hindered by shoelaces.  We could be living in space right now if it weren't for shoelaces.

Someone who is always good to quote is Andrew.  Andrew always comes up with insightful observations.  Ever since he was a toddling 2 year old (or somewhere thereabouts) wondering about what was inside of blue (!!!), up until yesterday afternoon (a good decade later,) he's always impressed and entertained me with the way he looks at the world.  So we were sitting in our living room, filling boxes for Operation Christmas Child, when he said this: "War is such a small, simple word for something that is neither small nor simple.  It deserves at least a four-letter word."

Think about that for a while.  Very true, isn't it?


  1. Amazing. That is like something Treebeard would have said(regarding Andrew's statement) It definitely makes one think... Chris makes me laugh! has he tried Velcro? He could wear flip flops...

  2. This is the second time I have read Andrews quote and I have been amazed both times. Love that kid!