I remember a story that someone told me—I think it was one of Alan’s friends—about a very musical guy who had chosen to share a house with a very sociable roommate who, unfortunately, also had a sense of humor. The musical guy liked to go to bed early—not so with his roommate! The socialite frequently had friends over late. And one night the roommate and his friends thought it would be lots of fun to try something. At about eleven o’clock, just before going to bed, someone went to the piano and played a scale—almost. Dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, dum,... nothing. They left out the final note. Then everyone went to bed. About half an hour later, the musical guy thundered down the stairs from bed and pounded that last note.
Anaya has a favorite song that keeps cropping up lately. “Let’s start at the very beginning, it’s a very good place to start, when we read we begin with ABC.”
But that’s where it ends. And begins again. At the beginning. “Let’s start at the very beginning, it’s a very good place to start, when we read we begin with ABC. Let’s start at the very beginning…”
Let’s just say, I can relate to the guy who came pounding down the stairs.