Thursday, April 3, 2008

My Sister is Amazing

After talking to me about the friend drama in her 4th grade class, and her fears about both drifting from her best friend and moving physically away from all her friends, she says:

"But you know, the Chinese word for 'crisis' also has the character for 'opportunity' in it. So, I guess anytime something bad happens something good happens, too."

Do you know how freakin' long it took me to learn that? She's ten!


Melissa has inspired me to create a "theophany" label, which up to this point I had intentionally avoided because the entire content of this site is supposed to be on theophanies, but this is just too much.


Joe said...


I have a hunch she learned that kind of insight from a pretty good teacher...


Andie said...

Joe, you are too kind! My mother and I both recently gave her lectures on how she should not be quite so much like me -- she's inherited my procrastination gene, the poor deal child.

None the less, thank you. :)

Tara E. said...

She is quite the amazing one, and she is indeed a miniature Andie. :)

The Bantering Bookworm said...

Sometimes Fish is rather profound. She is kind of like an old lady in a 10 yearold's body--all that wisdom and profundity but with the youth and energy to actually use it. You are blessed to have such an amazing little sister; she is equally blessed to have such an amazing big sister.