Does nothing kill rock?
Seth said this morning, “Did you know that nothing kills rock?”
I started thinking about how rock could be blown up, mining for coal or changing the landscape for roadways. And what words can quickly describe this while I’m trying to get them all to school on time?
But then he says paper can’t kill rock. Aaahhh. Paper can’t kill rock. “But dynamite blows up rock, Seth.” I showed him a thumbs up and demonstrated. “Scissors cut dynamite. Dynamite blows up rock.”
He said again, “Paper doesn’t kill rock. Nothing kills rock.” Then I realized he’d thought he’d found the surest way to beat all of his friends in a game of chance. I had to tell him, “Son, if nothing kills rock then everyone would use it all the time.”
My sphere of influence seems small, but I like to think Seth’s got something new and cool to introduce on the playground. By this time next year, children as far as Detroit will be using dynamite to blow up rock.