Something that happened about 2 years ago that pemanently changed me for the better.
10 year old Katana is watching her favorite show when a character mentions Wicca. Katana is very intrigued, but it is past her bedtime and her mother is not home so she goes to bed instead of asking Mom about it.
Wow. This is odd. I wonder what that word means?
With Dad at work and Mom at the grocery store, not to mention how mad they'd be if this went somewhere, Katana decides to look it up herself and finds an answer she just knows Dad will hate.
Well, now this is interesting. This makes a lot more sense than that nonsense the grownups spout.
Alone in her room, Katana thinks about what she's read and realizes there might be an answer for her there, and with a sinking heart she realizes she'll have to bite the bullet and tell Mom about her studying and what it means to her.
I wonder if there could be something to this. I know Mom thinks it's wrong, but something about this feels so right.
Katana decides to tell Mom she wants to study more, but to her dismay Mom will only allow supervised purely academic study of the topic due to its religious nature and troublesome(to Mom) concepts.
Well, as long as it stays purely academic and we only do it together, I guess it's okay.
So, Mom, I've done some research and thought about this a lot, and I've decided to do more studying, but I wanted to get permission before continuing.
Mom and Katana have gone to a crowded coffee shop and taken Mom's laptop in order to study without being caught by household members. At this point the laptop battery is dead and they are discussing what they read today.
I agree wih you. I really didn't know some of that stuff. I'm happy because I learned something.
I've really enjoyed doing this project with you. I thought this would be a lot less fun.
9-year-old Kira has asked 13-year-old Katana why she and Mom spend so much time meeting and what they do at said meetings, so Katana told the story of how it all began, all those years ago when she was just barely ten years old.
And that, Kira, is how it began. You see, we still meet because there is still so much for us to learn.