Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

>the two explanations

Yesterday Cody was in the library, talking to me. He’s a sixth grader. Maybe this summer he’ll go to live with his dad in North Dakota, he says. He’ll ride the Greyhound Bus. He’s old enough now to go by himself, he thinks. Cody said, “Life is so confusing. You’ve got the scientific explanation for things and you’ve got the Jesus explanation.” He said, “Me? I go for the scientific explanation.”

Categories: children

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