Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Turtles All The Way Down

For a couple of months now my son T walks with me on a Sunday morning. For at least four hours every-time. He likes walking. At first mainly for keeping his sixpack into shape but slowly I seduce him with:
  • history stories: questions and answers on what happened really
  • images: questions and answers on what happens to facts - past, present or future - if we just take another metaphor
  • dreams and fantasies: questions and answers on what could have happened if  ... or happens if ...
A couple of weeks ago we talked about the beginnig and the ending of our Universe and on why planet Earth moves. I told him the story about the 'Turtles All the Way Down'. He liked the story.

Since then the two of us have an inside joke '"Planet Earth is moved by a turtle ... or was it an elephant?"

P.S. The picture of the elephant is fake. It's made digitally by artist Marcel Laverdet.

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