‘What are the three most important lessons for a child?’ I asked next morning
‘To inquire without purpose, to play without pretence, and to grow without worry.’ Master replied.
‘Is there nothing more important for a child?’ I retorted
‘Even if there is, only a child is capable of being without purpose, pretence and worry.’
‘Oh come on, even an adult can be without purpose, pretence and worry.’ I wasn’t going to give up.
‘Of what purpose is fire without heat?’ Master went on cleaning the garden