Operating on their own reality per usual, the siblings explain their interpretations of concepts such as time, high school, energy and babies. Every single sentence from the accompanying Q&A is pretty out-there in its own way, but the buzziest exchange -- channeling that one kid in your colllege Intro to Philosophy class who has life all figured out, man -- may be their exploration of growing up:
"You mentioned breathing earlier, and it's also an idea that recurs in your songs.
Willow: Breathing is meditation; life is a meditation. You have to breathe in order to live, so breathing is how you get in touch with the sacred space of your heart.
Jaden: When babies are born, their soft spots bump: It has, like, a heartbeat in it. That's because energy is coming through their body, up and down.
Willow: Prana energy.
Jaden: It's prana energy because they still breathe through their stomach. They remember. Babies remember.
Willow: When they're in the stomach, they're so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they're shocked by this harsh world.
Jaden: By the chemicals and things, and then slowly…
Willow: As they grow up, they start losing.
Jaden: You know, they become just like us."
Elsewhere in the chat, 16-year-old Jaden explains his thoughts on driver's ed ("Driver's ed? What's up? I still haven’t been to driver's ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can't see how driver’s ed is really helping them out"), and 14-year-old Willow says she doesn't care for novels ("There're no novels that I like to read, so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it's the best thing").
Need just one more Smith Inspirational Quote (TM) to get you through the day? Take it away, Jaden: "I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet."
Read the whole bonkers thing over at the New York Times' site.