On that day my son did not go to his school because he had been feeling ill for couple of days. He was initially ambivalent about his decision. However, when we agreed with him, he felt relieved!
We then got into general conversation about what to do on that day. We explored his book about the space. He tried to memorize the names of our planets. Then he suddenly asked,
“Pappa, what is there above the space?”
The preposition ‘above’ made me curious & confused. I sought clarification by asking,
“what do you mean by ‘above’? There is not ‘above’ but the concepts of ‘all around’ as the earth is a sphere.”
He clarified that he was curious to know what was there beyond the blue sky that we could see outside his bedroom’s window.
I explained that the universe is made up of many galaxies, out solar system & many other things ( Iactually did not have an idea how to explain about those other things to that five and a half years old curious kid).
I looked at his face. I felt that he was exploring in his mind something very serious and deep. He asked,
“Pappa, what happens when we die?!”