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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.

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jlbooth76
Apr. 18th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Oooh... that is a much more enjoyable mental path than a presentation about cost estimating wood paneling... but I should probably get some sleep & save both for later at this point ;)
patrikia
Apr. 18th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Joe is my new hero. just sayin'...
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