We have been reading Zen koans and discussing them... so tonight we read a rather weird one about what is the most valuable thing in the world. We were discussing what makes something valuable and what had value to them. Trying to tease out what was valuable to Ben, I asked "If the house was on fire and you could only grab one thing as you were running out, what would it be?"
Apparently Ben is a Zen master already. He answered, "A fire extinguisher."
Oh, to have that kind of clarity.