The Voice Issue 29: May/June 2017 - Page 59

I really don't know. I guess I would say I'm afraid of getting lost.

Like in a grocery store or corn maze? That's a bit of a weird fear. You'd find your way out sooner or later.

Not like that. I'm more afraid of getting lost in my own mind and not being able to find a way out of there. It would get lonely. And, I guess I'm also scared of being alone.

I don't understand.

You don't have to. But I told you my fear, so let's stop talking about it now before I start feeling sadder than I already am.

Hey Anna.

What?

Let's go in. I just saw a snake.

(laughing) Okay.

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Anna Phelps with her sister, Kate

, an eighth-grader from Wolcott, VT shares her little sister’s interview with her. She writes: “My seven-year-old sister, Kate, and I were sitting by a tire swing outside my house. She started asking me bizarre questions and then asked me this one. I have decided to share our conversation because it made me think very deeply about life.”