I love fantasy thrillers. I believe, Nah! am totally convinced, that THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE to borrow a phrase from Fox Mulder. So it made perfect sense to me to bring up the kids to have more than a passing knowledge of the parallel universe.
I kid you not! My kids knew what caused the eclipses.
Rahu and Ketu caught up with Sun and Moon and swallowed them whole.
The schools were completely misguided!!! Stupid people they were, they tried to feed us bullhshit!
Thunderstorm meant that Shiva was dancing the tandava.
Varun had flatulence, hence the summer loo. I know, but could not resist that one
We discuss Isaac Asimov’s world and Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover with the intensity people reserve for India Pakistan politics or the economic condition of U.S.
I am not joking. We even trace the elliptical wobble of Darkover caused by its three moons and discuss why the sun is bloody coloured. We have indepth knowledge of planets (when the kids were young, we spent hours on the roof in summer studying them with binoculars and comparing them with the zodiac signs).
DIL does not understand or try to ….. sigh!
We have great indepth knowledge about werewolves, vampires, animals that talk, e.s.p. , warlocks and witches ….. (I am one!)
I did not know I was creating tradition or it was a heritage thing ……..
Last night I was watching THRILLER! This is my tribute to M.J. I watch his videos to destress now …. poor chap!
KID #1 : Again?! Mom get a life!
ME : I have one, and right now it is M.J. centric
DIL : Ewww, why Thriller! I hate those zombie thingys
All three of us shocked speechless at such blasphemy!!
KID #1 : She did not like Queen of the Damned! She left the movie hall!
DIL : I dont like X Men too!
Me : Completely stunned and spluttering : #$%&$#!!!!!!!!!
They walk out arguing the merits of watching these movies and the last I hear is DIL complaining that adamantium claws are not aesthetic!
Kid#2 : Ma, do you believe in vampires?
Me : Yup! I believe in werewolves and centaurs and unicorns and ….
Kid#2 : Yeah, I do too. I believe all these creatures are mutants, poor chaps
Me : I believe in reincarnation too. Only I can’t explain how the memories get stored and get into the next body. My logic kinda fails me …..
Kid #2 : Dammit Ma, you’re dumb. Its so simple. Memories in computers are stored in the hard disk right?
Me : Ya
Kid#2 : The soul or the central energy system of the body stores the memories. When the new body comes, its a simple case of rebooting and bingo the memories are there.
Me : Pushing the concept further : Yeah, and if the memories do not get rebooted, the system is incompatible. I get it. Its a simple case of Windows and Mac right?
Kid#2 : Pleased that I got it : Yeah!
There you are folks! Reincarnation made simple by the Phoenix Folk!