B Is For Because
I like Because. It gives me a sense of justice, an answer that doesn't have or require further explanation. Why does two plus two equal 4? Why does the sun rise in the east and set in the west? Why did they invent toilet paper? Why do bears hibernate? Questions that require only one answer: Because!
When I was homeschooling my children I would ask them the normal teacher questions, when one day I heard them echoing what I used to answer in school. “Because!” And they said it with the same tone and conviction I had; like “You should already know” or “Duh” gesturing with a slight wave of their hands. And I caught myself answering the same way my teachers would: “Because is not a complete sentence!” Well, yes it IS a complete sentence! It transcends generations and all the rules of grammar. Because is its own justice.
So, that's why I'm doing this blogging thing. Because! (slightly waving hand at myself) It is the answer of itself, and because of its own integrity it will reveal more of the answer the further I go. Because is sufficient unto itself.
Okay, so here is a picture of my bear. He's been with me for quite some time now. He's attached to my backbag and goes wherever I go. See him? He's enjoying the spring view and getting ready to share what legends we've come across; as soon as I get a handle on my blog.
And well... you know... just.... because!