Excerpts from a book written by my nephew Cedar, who is 4 years old

My nephew, Cedar, who is four years old and lives on a farm in Kansas, wrote a book for me yesterday. Since he didn’t know how to mail it to me as I make my way through Central America, his mother (my sister) transposed it into an email. I guess I’ll have to wait a few months to see the illustrations, but I’ll share the text of Cedar’s masterpiece here. My sister promises Cedar made it up entirely on his own.

Here it is:

Page 1

A boy looked into a microscope, and his daddy asked what he saw. He said he saw God.

Page 2

A boy was walking in Bethlehem. God was alive, and the boy bumped into him, and God jumped on him.

Page 3

A boy was in a dot. God stepped on the dot, and the boy popped out of the dot. And God said, “No, stay in the dot.”

Page 4

Once upon a time, there was a man that was poor. He saw God walking. The man asked for money, and God said, “You will have to find your own money.”

The End

Posted by | Comments (3)  | December 6, 2003
Category: Rolf's News and Updates, Travel Writing

3 Responses to “Excerpts from a book written by my nephew Cedar, who is 4 years old”

  1. James O'Reilly Says:

    Rolf, loved your nephew’s book. Very Zen, very pure! Life in four pages, four lines. I’m still laughing.

  2. Jeff Coleman Says:

    Excellent story! I really like the part where humanity is told to stay in the dot. So clear. Stay in the dot, get your own money.