Friday, May 8, 2009

Why the Wind blows

“Why does the wind blow?”
I’d launched into an elaborate explanation before realising I was not too clear on the nuances myself. “Because Wind likes to fill his cheeks with air and blow it to tease you”, I’d concluded lamely.
“Elephants do that too”, supplied the five-year old. We let the matter rest.

Three days later-
“Why is there no wind today?”, asked the three-year old.
“Because Ganesha has a cold”, his brother replied.
“And what is the connection?”, I asked.
“His nose is blocked, so he cannot blow and there is no wind.” His shrug indicated, without words- “Dumbo!”

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