I returned to Sprite’s Site after a short time away in which I had been busy with updating the pages on my personal website
Creating Challenge http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/creatingchallenge.htm
52 Illustrations Challenge http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/52illustrations.htm
My Sky 365 Challenge http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/mysky.htm
I found that Sprite and company had been busy also. They were temporarily distracted from their concerns about George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
They were preparing for World Art Drop Day on 2 September 2014.
I told them that I am planning to participate in World Art Drop Day too and was considering where to leave a picture for someone to find and how I could give a clue about the location via Facebook or Twitter.
They were also creating art which featured dots for International Dot Day on 15 September 2014 http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/
Sprite reminded me that she had enjoyed Dot Day in the past https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/international-dot-day-15-september-2010/ and that Intellectual Dabrowski had insisted that she should put the date on the calendar the Memory Elephant gave her so that she would not miss the event. https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/keeping-calendars/
But, if I thought that Sprite had forgotten about the Animal Farm discussions, I was wrong!
“We haven’t finished talking about Animal Farm yet!” she said.
“No and we have not re- evaluated your learning plan either” I said “Last time we talked about it was at The Meeting https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/the-meeting/
“But I have already been tested and have an education plan” said Sprite “Why do I need any more?”
“Well” I said. “Situations change. It is just the same as being remeasured when you are fitted for new shoes. It is like going to the doctor regularly for a check up if you have high blood pressure and have been given a prescription – you need to check that the medication is still working and nothing has changed.”
“Do you have high blood pressure?” asked Sprite. “Does that mean you are going to die?”
“I’m fine” I said “I am not planning on dying any time soon but everybody will die sometime”
“Will I die when you die?” Sprite asked.
I have had conversations about death and life after death with many people.
I have talked about death with a two year old when her grandpa died and we found an empty spider skin. I have talked about heaven with a three year old and infinity with a five year old.
But I had never contemplated having a discussion about the likelihood or otherwise of a fictional character living after the author’s death with said fictional character.
“I don’t know!” I said.