When our son was young he once asked us if we were at Woodstock. We said no, but we didn’t have an answer when he asked, Why not?
He was disappointed, I’m sure we went down a notch or two in his esteem.
He never asked if we rode the freedom bus, or went to Washington to hear Dr. King, or if we marched against the Vietnam War, or burned a bra or a draft card. Had he asked, we would have had to say no.
And I still don’t have an answer when I ask myself, Why not?
Dana Susan Lehrman