30 September 2010

Let me make you smile

As it turns out, the daughter told me that the second morning I saw the little girls at their window watching our morning send-off, the older of the two was actually doing squirrel faces with us. And that broke my heart a little, in a good way.

It occurred to me that I've written a good deal here about the characters I encountered as a child, so I suppose there is some justice in becoming one myself for a new generation.

Isn't life strange, sometimes in the most odd and delightful ways?

Go listen to some music: "Let Me Entertain You" from the musical Gypsy, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents.

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