Piper met Gandhi yesterday in Dupont Circle. It’s where he hangs out, apparently.
“Who’s Gandhi, Mom?”
“He was a great leader who fought for justice in India.”
“Well, he practiced nonviolence as protest, but it was a way of fighting for his people.”
“How come he’s naked?”
“He’s not naked, P. He’s wearing a simple robe. Gandhi took a vow of poverty so he didn’t have a lot of clothes and stuff.”
Piper stood looking up at Gandhi for a moment.
“I’d like to be like Gandhi,” she said.
“To fight for justice? I’d be proud, Piper.”
“Specially if I could do it naked.”