Monday, August 11, 2008

A lighter shade of Violet

On a road trip recently, I asked Violet the ultimate survival question: If you were forced to live off the land and could carry with you only what could fit in a one-square-foot backpack, what would you put in it?
Trying to be serious, my answers: A length of rope. A bag of salt. Two really sharp knives. Several spear tips. A piece of canvas.

Her answers: an iPod that could perpetually charge itself. A bottomless bottle of water. A magic lighter that would never run out of fuel.

So I changed my answer. I'd carry keys to the condo I had hidden out in the woods with a hot tub, satellite and internet.

We like to have those real chats.

3 comments:

Blogarita said...

What I really want to know is...what color is the backpack?

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

In that brief vignette I see the profound and enduring difference between men's and women's minds.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I was thinking I'd like to have a genie, but I guess they don't come in 1-square-foot size.