Friday, May 8, 2009
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
SMALL CHILD: Who are those mean and scary looking men, grandpa?
GRANDPA: They're some very bad men who hurt people, tortured them, or started wars to kill innocent people, or made it possible for that bad stuff to happen.
SMALL CHILD: Oh. Why did they do that, grandpa?
GRANDPA: Nobody knows, honey. They were just very bad men the devil got to do evil things for him.
SMALL CHILD: Were they all soldiers?
GRANDPA: Some were, but some were leaders, and others were people who made a big mistake by helping the leaders do bad things.
SMALL CHILD: Oh. Grandpa, are they in jail?
GRANDPA: Some of them lived a long time ago and are dead now. Those were put into jail and then were put to sleep forever for doing such bad things.
SMALL CHILD: What about the rest, grandpa? Are they in jail now?
GRANDPA: Not yet, angel.
SMALL CHILD: WILL they ever go to jail, or get put to sleep too for being so bad?
GRANDPA: I don't know, sweetheart. I don't know...