Enjoy this sweet still story about hearts and souls.
In the past few months, I have stopped staying with my son in bed until he falls asleep. We lie down and talk for awhile and then I go downstairs and let him drift off to sleep. Last night, right after I said, “Ok love, I am going to head downstairs.” He said, “I always can tell right before you are about to leave.”
“That is because we are so connected,” I said.
“By a rope?” he asked.
“Nope, by an invisible string.”
“If it is too short, we won’t be able to go too far away from each other,” he said.
“It is an infinity string,” I told him, “and it always connects our hearts. We can be anywhere in the world and still be connected.”
“What if we are dead? Then our hearts will be dead.”
“Then maybe our souls stay connected.”
“What’s a soul?”
That was a tricky one to explain.
“Well what if a dinosaur chews up our soul?”
“Our souls can’t be chewed up.”
“Oh, so the dinosaur would just swallow it?”
I forget how literally children take things sometimes.