DS2 just came out with this statement: "Everything dies. Boys die. Girls die. Mums and Dads die. Eventually everyone dies." He said it so casually and with a matter-of-fact tone.

I affirmed that it was true that all living things die, but stressed that it would be a really, really long time before we're affected. I asked him where he got the idea from and he said, "Aligator Pie", a book of poetry. There's one line that says, "Alligator pie; if I dont get some I think I'm going to die." Somehow he generalized it. Definitely didn't expect to have that conversation yet. One moment we're building a tent out of sheets, the next he's turned existential on me.

What is to give light must endure burning.