Rory Stewart’s father could be pithy, taciturn, and funny (without necessarily trying to be).  Here his son tries to open up a discussion on some of the deeper sides of life, to which his old man gives short shrift.  He had a tendency to shut down unwanted conversations in this brisk manner, and I liked this response in particular.

‘What do you think of death, Daddy?’ I asked him.

‘Not an awful lot.’

He does not seem to have been a big fan of speculating on unknowns.


Source: Rory Stewart, The Marches: Border Walks with my Father (London: Vintage, 2017), p. 294

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