18 January 2008

waste

Seemingly out of no where, she asked the question over breakfast this morning...

Maya: "Momma, what does waste mean"


Me: "Race?"

Maya: "No, waste."

Me: "Oh, Waste."

First I wondered why she asked the question, then I realized I had never answered that question before or even thought about a definition
. I pondered it for while, then finally responded...

Me: "Well, waste is when we don't use something that is useful or valuable," I explained with a satisfied smile; I was thoroughly please with my definition.

Maya: "Oh. So we waste things we don't like?"

Me: "Yes... well, I suppose... sometimes we waste things we do like, too."

I'm still unsure of the thoughts behind the question, but it definitely cut to my core, and it's left me thinking...

2 comments:

Tawanna said...

I just wanted to stop by and say I liked your article in the Crosswalk.com newsletter! May God continue to bless your marriage!

BRIANJCHRIST said...

Re your blog here: Wasting time seems to be my weakness/joy. I am prone to procrastinate, even though it may well be a hinderance to greater things. [Think snooze alarm as an oxymoronic example.]

Re your Crosswalk.com message: I too am interested in a [particular]woman of color. Albeit, I find her skin-tone neither polarizing nor magnetic. To me her beauty is not merely skin-deep. Interestingly, were we to wed, I would probably have as many, if not more black friends in attendance. If there's one thing I've learned, [ala Romans 5:8, etal,]it is that God loves "black sheep". [Pun intended.] Amen. :D