When kids wax philosophical-like

Persuasion Audience

There was some discussion of the soul. “You have it locked up in the back of you,” one girl suggested, her hand creeping toward her occipital bone.

“So you’re saying it’s in the back of my head?” Lemelin asked.

“I was scratching my head,” she said.

—Rebecca Mead, “When Kids Philosophize” in The New Yorker