Tuesday, September 16, 2008

have a face I cannot show/I make the rules up as I go

Conversation while walking to the bank

why do people die mom?

Well, when we get very old or very sick we can die
old granny is very old right and she is still alive right?
Well, yes this is true, but she will die someday
when you die do you see God?
Well, I think so. I think you see all the people that have died too
I think heaven is like a big party or a discotheque
when you die do you fall to pieces and then swirl up to heaven?
Well, yes sort of Finn
will you and dad die mom?
Well, someday yes, but not for a long time
why do we live if we have to die?
Well, we have our life and it is like a gift
We are on the earth to find our path and follow our happiness
To do our jobs
What is my job on earth mom?
Well, it will change and evolve but right now it is to
shake me and rock me and to ask question after question
and point yr finger at funny things and kiss and run and draw
and giggle and learn and break my heart wide open at least once a day
and teach others and
Goddamn it Finn I love you so much

Get me delivered to yr email xo


Anonymous said...

Beautiful, awesome, amazing post. We are having lots of questions about death right now also. It is sometimes hard to know what to say. But you nailed it.

Immoral Matriarch said...

Bella and I had a similar conversation last week. I may have to post it because it was a bit different.

He's such a beautiful boy.

Rhonda said...

so sweet...

avesta said...

I want those pics of Finn framed...they're beautiful Amy!

mary said...

He breaks my heart with his cuteness.

hippo brigade said...

awwh! my heart grew 4 times it's size just reading that. And those pictures are gorgeous. Finn, you are so loved.

Jodi said...

Love the questions and answers! Those pictures of him are beautiful!

village mama said...

What a gift he is.
That photo is so tender.
So much I want to say...XO

a little bird said...

i love the last answer... i wish someone would say that to me. at any age!

Kimmylyn said...

I teared up with this one.. thanks for sharing such a beautiful conversation..

karey m. said...


please send me one finn. as soon as possible. xoxo.

mariah@playfulearning.com said...

Wow...amazing questions and insightful responses...I love the photos too! It is conversations like this that make it all worthwhile.

Headless Mom said...


Mama Goose said...

Just beautiful.

I have a Finn too and he breaks my heart wide open every day as well...

Chuck said...

That was an absolutely gorgeous exchange. Thank you for blessing us with it.


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