My grandson called with what he saw as very important information. He has spend a lot of time thinking things through. (Well that was his story.) He asked me how many times people could erupt like a volcano before it killed them.
I mentioned that I had never seen someone erupt exactly like a volcano.
He asked if I ever watched cartoons or read comic books. Smokes actually comes out of their ears and mean things come out of their mouth. They must get so mad that their insides are on fire.
I was at a loss. He had a point. I understood what he was describing and I guess in a way people can die from eruption. They can become so angry, mean and out of control that they do things the cause them to harm themselves and others. But we can’t see the smoke coming out of the ears of real people.
He said “I know that, but you can feel it.”
“I guess you are right. What do you think we should do if we feel like someone is erupting?”
“I think I should hide or run away.”
“Is someone erupting at your house?”
“Not right now, but you never know.”
“Well, I want you to be safe.”
“I will be safe because if I have to run away you will come get me and if I hide you will be able to find me, you always do. I am going to get some lunch now. Talk to you later bye.”
I guess it was a good conversation or was it?