Today David, now in the 8th grade, came to talk with me after school. He's quite brilliant, stands out from the rest of the students, and reads and speaks on an adult level. He said that at first, with the topsy-turvy state of the world (ala September 11), he thought it would be interesting to tell his grandchildren about the interesting times he lived through at this period in history. But then, after thinking more, he's not sure he will live to have any grandchildren. Then he wanted to know if I believe in God and he expressed his uncertainties about his own belief.
All this a reminder that life happens on so many different levels--and it is all important, depending on who you are.