22 February 2010

Conversation with my Inner-Child

I have been doing a lot of talking lately and today was no exception. After talking to little old ladies at the bus stop and the woman at the cigarette shop, I decided it was time to get feedback from the younger generation. So today I got in touch with my Inner Child.

"Hello Mr. Hitchen"

"Hello Daphne, how are you?"

"I'm ok. Whatya bin doing?"

"I've been blogging".

"Yeah I saw that. Why?"

"Well you see Daphne, it's part of what I do".

"Why?"

"Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time".

"Why?"

At this stage, I was going to tell her that I had a one man corporate brainstorming session complete with the now obligatory white butchers paper, colored pens, ice breaking games and pictures around the wall. I thought having been in kindergarten she could relate to that environment but I decided against it.

Instead, I thought I would beat the little madam at her own game and replied, "because - that's why".

"I been reading your blog as you write it."

"Have you? That's nice".

"Why?"

"Because I like anyone reading it".

"Why?"

"It's a nice feeling".

"It's sad at times".

"Yes, it can be Daphne"

"All them little children dying of hunger in Africa and everywhere.All that cruelty and all them wars"

"Yes, it is very sad Daphne. There are a lot of man made misery in the world"

My inner child held my hand, looked up at me and said,

"Why?'

I like my inner child. Unlike so many adults, she asks the right questions.

Wherever you may be - be safe!

Wherever you may be - be safe

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