Had a nice time at the beach today with the little man. We were building sandcastles close to the water so we could watch the water come in and quickly wash them away. Seemed like a good time to discus impermanence.
“Can you think of anything that lasts forever and doesn’t change?”
“Sand, no. Water, no. Plastic, no. There isn’t anything that lasts forever without changing.”
And so we waited for the water to come in and wash away the sandcastle.
Of course, if impermanence does not happen quick enough, an 8 year old boy can act like Godzilla and help it along.