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April 18th, 2012

Give me a child until he is seven...

There's a famous line, perhaps apocryphal, attributed to, variously, Augustine, Aquinas, or the Jesuits, that says "Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man."

Well, when my hands are better I'm going to write about that. Except it will involve "until she is 11," and the permanent influences of early helpings of Orson Wells, Angelique Bouchard, and the Balanchine choreography for "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy."

For what it's worth, the inspiration for this post is that Pat Tallman was recently gifted with the complete Dark Shadows. Blame her. Or Joe--he's the one who gave it to her.