Let Jaden and Willow Smith’s Epic New York Times T Magazine Interview Teach You a Few Things
In a new Q&A with the New York Times’ T Magazine, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s offspring invite readers into their young minds and cover everything from their love of the Pacific Coast Highway to their voices sounding like chocolate.
Here are our favorite moments from the feature, published Monday:
Willow’s really into quantum physics.
Meanwhile, Jaden’s been reading The Ancient Secret of the Flower Life and “things that can’t be pre-dated.”
They know their feelings.
Jaden says the P.C.H. is a major theme that creeps up in his work all the time, along with “the melancholiness of the ocean; the melancholiness of everything else.”
Willow chimes in: “And the feeling of being like, this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made.”
Willow writes her own novels.
The 14-year-old isn’t like the tweens who gobble up the vampire or girl-on-fire book series. According to Willow, “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.”
The siblings liken their voices to chocolate.
“Me and Jaden just figured out that our voices sound like chocolate together. As good as chocolate tastes, it sounds that good,” quips Willow.
Jaden could care less about getting his driver’s ed.
“Think about how many car accidents happen every day. 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.” – Jaden
And this. Whatever this is.
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.
Beautiful, right? Read more of their Q&A over at T Magazine. And maybe think about updating/creating your reading list.