Son, I want you to listen to me.
I have something important to say
No son, really listen.
Come, sit next to me.
Iím not young like you, but I was once.
I know dad. If this is about theÖ
No son Itís not. You promised to listen.
Well, can you see Iím aging?
Iím not the same as I was before.
You look great for your age
How old am I?
You are 10?
No son, Iím over 100 years old.
Like I said dad, you look great for your age.
In my life I have seen a lot of things.
Iíve seen a rainbow after a storm.
Iíve seen clouds that took a swim in the ocean.
Iíve seen divers find treasures only to die of sunburn.
Iíve seen captains risk their lives to save a whale and others risk a whale to save their lives.
My son, Iíve seen a lot.
Every wrinkle, every stain of rust, every hole in my crumbling body is something Iíve seen and learned.
I know dadÖ can I go now?
Son, you promised me you listen, will you keep your promise?
Well, after all Iíve seen there is one thing I know.
Whatís that dad?
Iíve learned I know nothing.
I canít explain, and I canít predict anything.
Life is a big storm, and we must assume we can drown in any minute.
I donít understand.
If I know nothing, how do I know that?
Now I know you were listening.
I think itís my time to go.