Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lola's existential crisis continues

Last night at bedtime, first grader Lola asked, "Why is life suffering?" and repeatedly stated, "Life is suffering. I have suffered!"

Lola was still thinking about something which happened last week, which seemed to her the perfect illustration of how all life is suffering. Lola had to stay late at school so I could get a post-op checkup, and she was playing with two other first graders. They were pretending to be princesses, when suddenly the other two girls changed the game without consulting Lola or explaining what was going on to her. "I suffered," said Lola gravely.


hughman said...

so princess suffering = bowling ball under the mattress?

Silliyak said...

The Buddha says suffering comes from attachment,but I suppose it might be a bit early for that.