Part of Your World
—Is Ariel’s mom dead?
—I don’t remember that part of the story. Her mom isn’t around, it’s true.
—I think she is dead.
—When people die, do other people not eat them?
—Er, no. Meat comes from animals, not people. It wouldn’t be polite.
—What do we do with people when they die?
—We put them in holes in the ground, and they turn into dirt. It takes a long time.
—Well, mermaids might do it differently.
—People take a long time to turn into dirt?
—When do they turn back into people?