Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Secret of the Universe (updated 1/2/2009)

I was cleaning up my computer desk and came across something I had set aside. My 9 year old daughter had discovered the Secret of the Universe! (Update: apparently my 13 year old daughter had the original idea - shared it with the 9 year old, who wrote it down).

According to my daughter(s)...

The secret of the universe is life
because without life no one would not want to look
for the secret
because we don't exist
because if life doesn't exist the universe and its secret would be nothing
so there would be no secret to the universe
because if life does not exist
then nothing would know about the universe
because life doesn't exist
so we don't exist so
without life the secret would be nothing
because nothing would exist to see anything
it would be nothing and nothing would exist
the universe wouldn't exist so
there would be no secret to discover
so life is the secret of the universe.

There you have it! Enjoy LIFE!


Tina Mickelson said...

LOL what a smark cookie you have there. There is so much talking in circles in my house I feel like I'm chasing my tail half the day... but it comes in handy once in a while, like reading your post. I totally understood it because thats just like having the one sided conversation with my 6 or 8 year olds.

Petraruns said...

What a wonderful insight - I love these moments where you can peek inside their brains and look out at the world. Wonderful stuff - and a great attitude. Happy new year Chris!

Susan said...

Happy New Year!

Tammy said...

How true but so funny. I wonder what the teacher thought? Very creative. Kids are great!!!!

Unknown said...

Sounds like you have a pretty bright daughter....KOODOOS to her.