INT. CLEARWATER SCHOOL KITCHEN
It's a hot day, maybe even the hottest day of the summer and I am in the kitchen opening all the windows before sitting down to lunch.
Ya Ya, a six year old girl, enters and climbs up on the big strong table next to my lunch bag. She casually takes a peak into my bag and seeing some chips:
YA YACan I have a chippy?
MESure, here, have a few.
I set a small pile on the table and we both sit quietly for several minutes eating.
YA YAWhat is your best secret?MEWow, what a question, I'd have to think about that for a minute. My best secret?
Again we were silent for a bit, I was thinking about taking a stab at answering her question but she spoke first.
YA YAWhat is space?MEWhat do you think space is?YA YAI think God made space...but then, who made God?MEI don't know. Is there someone or something that makes us breathe or keeps our hearts beating?YA YAThe person who made God is more important than God.MEYeah, you know maybe my biggest secret is that really I don't know what anything is...
We were quiet again, I gave her some more chips. Then she wanted to go outside so I followed her to the bench overlooking the rain garden and the stream. We sat down, she was barefoot as usual.
EXT. RAIN GARDEN/ BENCH
YA YAWhat is your foot saying?MEUm...YA YAMy foot is saying "I want to go to sleep but no one can force me to go to sleep."
End of post.