We’re listening to Patti Smith’s song, “1959”, as I drive Minal to school this frosty morning. Because of the song, our conversation moves toward student activism.
Minal: I predict there won’t be war in one century.
Me: Why do you say that?
Minal: Because there are so many children in this world who don’t believe in war, Ammi!
Me: So, will you be around?
Minal: I don’t think so…