A Hot Cuppa in Heaven
His son’s inquisitive nature was something Robin enjoyed. So when he felt a light tug against his trousers, he warmed up for another creative challenge.
"Are elevators dangerous? Why is that guy in the blue jeans so scared?” Ryan said, pointing towards an unsure man trying to board the elevator.
"Watch him carefully, Ryan".
The bloke shifted on his legs, hand against the moving railing, nervously putting one leg onto an emerging step. His body tilted slightly as he quickly moved the other leg onto it, momentarily unbalanced. Relieved, he looked ahead as the elevator slowly chugged upwards, and begun to enjoy the ride.
"You see Ryan, you could say it’s scary but you need to step on it to discover that it is fun!”
"What else can the elevator do dad?"
The follow through question catching him off guard, Robin said, "It’s a clever, but lazy man's invention. Just get on it and it takes you right up, into exactly where you want to go, with no effort whatsoever”.
"What's there on top dad? Why do we want to go there?"
At his wit's end, Robin looked around for an answer. He said, "Listen to that song Ryan?", and sang softly along
There’s a lady who’s sure
All that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven
"Wow! The heaven's up there! Which one of those?"
"That one", Robin pointed to the FRESHLY BREWED COFFEE signboard, watching the wonderstruck seven year old dash towards the elevator.