We are at the backstage door of the Durban Theatre
Ethan, my little man is turning thirteen this year. He has always been a deeply spiritual child, asking probing questions and splurbing out profound statements. Leaving the theatre, tonight, after the nineteenth performance of The Durban Passion Play he smacks me with a big one.
“I don’t want to die with a full bladder” he says to me in the alley way back to the car.
“What?” I ask struggling to process the statement.
“I don’t want to die with a full bladder” he repeats.
“Why?” I ask.
“I don’t want to have to need the toilet while I’m waiting to meet Jesus”
I want to think about my afterlife in such practical terms. Gotta love the faith of a child.