Sunday, December 21, 2008

Papa, what do you want to be when you grow up?

One of my granddaughters asked me the other day, "Papa, what do you want to be when you grow up?" I thought for a little bit, worrying that I didn't have an answer. Then it hit me right between the eyes--that is the key question, what did I want to be when I grow up. How do I answer that question to someone, who believes that I haven't grown up, or whom at least believes I'm still capable of growing (up). Wow, that is one of the best compliments I could ever receive. My granddaughter thinks I can still grow up (or become) at age 59 1/2.

Then I thought I'd be sly and ask her, "I don't know Melia, what do you think I should be when I grow up?" She said, "Papa, you should be a worker, that's what you should be...."

Fair enough, I think I'll be a worker. That will settle it for a while, until I try to figure out the real meaning of "BE".