Many intelligent, searching childhood questions will remain forever unanswerable of course. But so do many adult questions and it so happens that I’m wrestling with a big adult-sized question right now.
It’s a question which weighs more heavily on my mind in the winter. In the summer, the pot-holed driveway I share with 12 neighbours is reasonably navigable. Driving on it raises a bit of dust, and some slaloming skills are needed to avoid the deepest holes. However, it can be done without water-wings and a four-wheel drive.
In winter things get a whole lot worse.