My four-year-old son asked, “Dad, what is history?” Dad said something about things in the past and then he said something about the kinds of books daddy likes to read. In fact, he had a history book close at hand and showed it to him. “This is Shakespeare. He was a writer in the past.” Our son thought about this, and he asked, “Can Shakespeare write as good as Mom?”
Later I said to him, “I heard you and dad talked about Shakespeare.” He nodded. “Is Shakespeare dead?” “Yes.” “Can he write as good as you?” “Better. He’s the best writer in the world,” I replied. And my child asked, “Why? What does he do when he writes?”
Well, can you answer that?