Okay, so you know how I don’t really use my mobile phone? How I never get calls or texts because, quite purposefully, I chose the network that doesn’t cover where I live? Well… Yesterday I got a text. From my son. Out of the blue…and, yes, without any network coverage.
“Here’s a hard question for u. If what people think becomes real – like ideas for buildings and all. If what you think becomes real… What is reality?”
So, that evening, when he came home from school I said. ‘That text. About reality…’
‘I don’t want to talk about it,’ he said.
‘Okay…but then, why did you…?’
He shrugged, in that eloquent way twelve year olds have, and sloped upstairs to his room.
time to repeat this maybe?