Monday, June 11, 2007

Questions for the Buddha Boy

We have been blessed, oh so blessed, and I say that in a very Unitarian, not exclusionary way, to have many, many questions about how things work answered for us by THE WORLDS BEST MECHANICAL ENGINEER. There is another hysterically funny, mind-bendingly great post over at Suttonhoo, where TWBME answers another of Joe-Henry's many questions about how things work.

Mr. TWBME also left a comment that Joe-Henry might be able to answer a few questions for him. It hit me like I was wearing a gong on my head (or perhaps a mechanically engineered buzzer of the type they use on Jeopardy!). Here's my idea - Joe-Henry routinely dispenses with pearls of wisdom to me, because six year olds have this uncanny ability to not get in their own way with manners and rules and such, and their truth is absoute and uncluttered. He teaches me daily how to clean up my act and be a better human, and stop obsessing over the wrong things.

So I thought I'd start a new weekly thing here on my blog: Questions for the Six Year Old Buddha. It will deal with matters of the heart and how to be a better person and make good decisions. Any questions asked anonymously will be automatically deleted, and no sex questions please. Unless you want to get confused even further.

If anyone has any questions for the little guy, let me know, and I'll ask, and we'll post the answers on Friday.


Anonymous said...

What an adorable idea!

Okay, oh young Siddhartha, riddle me this - what is the best sport and why?

I, Rodius said...

I tried to think of a clever question for a six-year-old, but I've got too much of a one-track mind these days.

Joe-Henry, if you could name a baby boy anything you wanted, and nobody would say, "You can't call him that!", what name would you choose?

anniemcq said...

Ohhhh, I'm excited! I'll post the answers on Friday!

English Garden said...

Oh, I love the picture of the very handsome Joe-Henry, I love your blog but I am so visual, I was just telling Eric the other night that you are an amazing writer but I just need more pics!!

My question is. why do 3 yr olds never want to nap or go to bed but as soon as you get older (like 30) thats all you want to do, sleep!!