Adorable 5-year-old: Why did the chicken throw butter out of the window?
Me: Um, I don't know?
Adorable 5-year-old: Because he wanted to catch a painting!
Me: Fuck, dude! You just blew my mind!
Adorable 5-year-old: It's really more of a Zen Koan than a traditional riddle.
Me: No, yeah, I get it. I totally get it. It's like surrealist humor.
Adorable 5-year-old: Yeah, I'm glad you caught that. It was kind of a hat tip to Andre' Breton.
Me: I saw it as more of an audio tribute to Marcel Duchamp.
Adorable 5-year-old: I don't know who that is. I'm only five!
Okay, some of that was embellished, but that really was the riddle she told me. And it did have a sort of quasi-Zen feel to it.