From the mouth of babes

I don’t know how we got onto the topic of mums but A came out with the wisest and most mature of comforting words which took my breath away, considering she’d just turned six.  I told her my mum had just passed away and that was why I’d been away so long and tears were threatening to stream down my cheeks.  She looked me in the eye and said, ‘Don’t be sad, it is all part of nature, when you die your daughter will cry too.’  Wow.  The kid is too young to have encountered the death of a close family member, so where that philosophical acceptance of the cycle of life comes from is a mystery.

Sometimes truth and wisdom come out of the mouths of babes with such clarity and purity that they speak directly to your heart.


About cho wan yau

Teacher by day poet/writer by night. Words have been my first love and will be my last. As a child I locked myself into the toilet devouring books which transported me to distant lands. Poetry shared penned from 2009-2010 in a titanic struggle to stay sane at Heartbreak Hotel. Please check it out on Any comments or feedback welcome. Why not share your story with me, because we all have one, don't we?

Posted on January 2, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. A has the wisdom of a hundred lives. Children are pure innocence.

  2. powerful. what a tender moment!

  3. Kids will surprise you if you give them time.

  4. yes the gift of life is amazing and watching your kid grow is awesome; mine is a grown up now and we are more friends than parent and child. She often gives me give advice.

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