Drama

It’s summer thunderstorming right now — I went out on the front porch to watch the storm, and after a while, the kids, bemusedly, joined me.

Kavya: But why do you like storms so much?

Me: They’re powerful, and I like the feel of the wind and the rain. And they’re dramatic — my life is mostly pretty calm, and it’s nice to have a little drama.

Kavya: What? How can your life be calm when you live with us??

(Kevin and Anand and I crack up, and she laughs too, but then says…)

Kavya: No, seriously. It’s funny, I know, but that was a real question!

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