Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Life Flash

Sorry there is no photograph for this post. I have been meaning to post this for a few days but we are kind of "between computers" right now and I don't have access to my pics or editing program.


Noah and I have some odd conversations when I am laying in bed with him at bedtime. But this was one of the oddest. We were snuggled up together, and he was sucking on his finger and his hand. And then he says...

"Mom, I know what a life flash tastes like."

"A what?"


"A LIGHT flash? Like when a light flashes?"

"NO! Like when you are born. THAT kind of life flash. I know what it tastes like."

"Wait, I have no idea what you are talking about. What is the flash?"

"You know, like when you are born and FLASH! (he spreads his fingers in Fosse Jazz Hands and opens his eyes really wide) You know what that feels like?"

"No, I don't remember being born. Have you felt this flash since being born?"

"NO! You only get born once! (he is getting exasperated with me) Never mind, I don't want to talk about it anymore."

"No, no, wait a minute... do you have something LIKE the life flash after you are born? Have you ever felt it again?"

"Maybe you have it when you die. I don't know."

"Okay. Um... And you know what this life flash... TASTES LIKE?"

"Yeah! That's what I wanted to tell you!"

"Okay! So, what does the life flash taste like?"

"It tastes just like plain skin."

"Skin? It tastes like skin?"

"Yeah, just plain skin. Can you just read my book now?"

And he goes back to sucking on his hand.


gail said...

You have a cosmic little boy there. I had forgotten about the life flash . . . lucky you, to have Noah to remind you. Lucky all of us.

MariBy said...

Oh yes. Sometimes the smaller ones see things with much more clarity and vision than adults do. :D

Snowbird said...

OoooooKay. I don't know what to say about this one. That boy does come up with interesting conversations.

JeSais said...

I totally get it. scares me, but I totally get it. I used to see strands of molecules in the air when I was a kid. I never told anyone. Noah is lucky that he has a mom he can tell these things to. :-)