A Y6 child said to me earlier this week: 'Someone told me that when we die we get to choose what we will be in the next life.'
'What would you like to be?' I asked.
'A giraffe,' she replied.
'What if you couldn't be a giraffe? Then what would you like to be?'
She paused for a short time, before saying: 'Another giraffe.'
This is the sort of surreal humour everyone is born with, but which gets hammered out of most people...but, thankfully, not all people.
'What time is it, Eccles?'