No matter your politics, her innocence is refreshing
This morning, MLK Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” was on the TV when Chick happened to walk in.
- ME: Good morning, Chick. Guess what? We got a new president here in America last night.
- CHICK: Really?
- ME: See that guy on the TV? How his skin is darker? (Chick nods) People used to think that was a bad thing. Isn’t that silly?
- CHICK: Yeah.
Then the news moves to Obama’s victory speech.
- ME: See how his skin is the same as the other guy? (Chick nods) Now he’s the new president. Isn’t that amazing? (Chick nods)
Obama says “God bless the United States of America.”
- CHICK: Yeah! See, God loves everybody. He loves me, and you, and that guy. It’s like this (Chick squints her eyes shut and covers them with her hands). Now let’s watch some kid stuff.
I assume she’s referring to not seeing people differently. I’m pretty sure she is, because when she wants to communicate abstract concepts, she tends to use concrete examples.