Absolute Truth in an Upside Down World

Benjamin Watson | April 1, 2015

Wa-da Daddy, wa-da!

Hearing my “name” I looked over to see my 2-year-old son laying on his back on our bed, his head hanging off the side upside down, his eyes staring out of the window and his finger pointed skyward. I walked over to the window and muttered, “Yeah buddy, water” without any idea of what he was talking about. Sensing the lack of understanding in my voice, he repeated himself more emphatically: Wa-da Daddy, WA-DA! I peered through the window again, intently trying to solve the mystery. Looking upward in the direction of his pointed finger, it dawned on me what he was trying to say. It was a beautiful 70-degree day and, other than a few whispy cirrus clouds, the sky was perfectly clear. The sky was crystal blue as far as the eye could see, like when the horizon meets an ocean of . . . water! Oh, water, buddy! I confirmed excitedly. He looked at me as if to say, Duh, Daddy. So I explained that while the sky may be blue and look like water, it’s actually quite different. He knows this fact, since he and his brother go crazy at the sight of each passing airplane when we’re outside.

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