why does it rain?
The water in the sea
gets sucked up into the air, Then one day they fall as rain!
So are clouds just made up of bits of water?
right, dear. Just like steam from a saucepan.
isn’t rain hot?
Granny, why does it rain?
know, my dear, I do believe that it is the angels crying at all the wrong
that is being done.
when it sunshines, is that when people are good?
right, dear. There are many bad things done and there are many good things
why do I have to go to bed now?
it is time for your bed, little lassie.
it time for my bed?
you need your rest. I can see that you are already tired.
Granny, why do I have to go to bed now?
you sleep and dream the fairies can sprinkle stardust over you.
they do that?
will awake tomorrow full of joy and happiness. Do you want that?
where do babies come from?
Granny, where do babies come from?
God, my little one.
why don’t you cry when you’re sad?
are not supposed to cry, my dear. Even though we feel like crying sometimes.
I don’t think I could cry now, even if I wanted to.
did you forget how to cry, Daddy?
ago. Too long ago.
Granny, why don’t you cry when you’re sad?
I do, my
dear, though if I think crying will upset other people, I wait until they
are gone, then I have a really good blub.
don’t you mind crying with, Granny?
Why do people die?
our bodies are like machines, my pet. They break down and wear out.
you die Daddy?
in a long, long time from now.
die yet, Daddy, there’s so much to do!
Granny, why do people die?
can live again, dear. In heaven and when they come back to learn some more.
you die, Granny?
you come and visit me?
always be in your dreams, keeping you safe.
~by David Straker~