Speaking to Otto about the Boston Marathon Bombing today, because
she’s 10 and it’s time to tell her all the bad stuff I’d rather tell her myself before her friends do, and get it wrong.
“I can’t even begin to understand what could bring someone to do that,” says I.
“I can,” says Otto, then proceeds to enumerate:
- They must have had a lot of alcohol
- Or drunk a lot of drugs
- Or MAYBE they were hypnotised. By a crazy magician.
She thought for a while, then added one:
- Or they could just have been BORN EVIL.
I’m not sure where to begin. But I like the crazy magician theory.