The big questions of life are sometimes posed by the innocence of youth.
At a coffee shop lately, we sat next to a girl of about ten, plus her mom, her teenage sister and her sister's friend.
The young girl kept reading loudly from her cell phone, from an app that I am guessing is called "Would You Rather?"
With that persistent, adorable, unstoppable, lovely force of a preteen, she read questions to her mom.
“Mom! Would you rather love someone but they DON'T love you? Or have someone love you but YOU DON'T llove them? "
“Mom? Mom! What’s your answer?”
"Umm… that's a hard one."
“Mom! Now listen to this one.”
"Would you rather NEVER eat chocolate, or ONLY eat chocolate?"
"That one's easy… eat chocolate."
And eavesdropping with broad smiles at the table one foot away, she read aloud our very favorite...
"Mom! Mom! Mom!”
Sigh. “Yes, dear.”
“Mom, this is IMPORTANT. Would you rather wear underwear ALWAYS. Or never wear underwear EVER?"
Their table, our table, and even few tables nearby, convulsed into laughter. The mentioning of unmentionables had us all laughing.
Life is funny. People are funny. It is so enjoyable to be in life, surrounded by others enjoying an everyday afternoon, drinking coffee and laughing at silly jokes.
Yep. There we were. Laughing at a joke about underwear... in the midst of a cafe filled with parents, kids, seniors, singles... a diverse community of folks.
Nobody focused on being “spiritual” as something outside of ourselves.
Nobody trying to be “spiritual” in some formal way.
Just hanging out being human.
Laughing and connecting.
Wearing underwear or not.
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