Big Sis asked me what a zombie was the other day. Here is our conversation:
Big Sis: Mummy, what’s a zombie?
Me: It’s the undead. Like, the living dead.
Big Sis: Huh?
Me: It’s like, someone who is half dead.
Big Sis: You mean like [gesturing a line through her face and body] this side is dead and this side is alive? (they have clearly been learning about “halves” at school)
Me: No! [struggling, then remembering “Shaun of the Dead”] They are people that walk around like this [now giving my best “Shaun of the Dead” zombie impression with stiff arms outstretched moving up and down]
Big Sis: You mean a puppet!
Me: [Aargh! This is tough] No, no, no! It’s like some one who has died but then comes back to life.
Big Sis: Oh! You mean like Jesus Christ!
Totally not what I meant, but very funny.
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Photograph by Giorgia Bertazzi