it was equally fun to watch the table next to us react to a typical dinner conversation with ethan as it was to hear what he was thinking.
we discovered the bollywood star after reading a feature story about a “wanganui monsoon wedding” in the local paper. this was our first trip and everyone was quite happy with the meal and the kids were even more impressed by the large screen television playing bollywood music videos.
as we were getting ready to leave ethan asked -
“why are they wearing those shiny things around their ankles?”
“some people think they are attractive” i responded.
“and why are they only singing and dancing?”
“i guess indians like singing and dancing movies.”
he then gestured to the staff working in the restaurant and asked -
“then why aren’t they singing and dancing?”