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October 05, 2012

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Sam and Janet Evening -- how well I remember that line. At Stuyvesant HS way back when, Mr. Marks told it to us, his 11th grade English honors class, in the form of a "knock and knock" joke. ("Who's there? Sam and Janet"). That was more than forty years ago, and a well-known painter told it at a dinner just last year. It has legs. As does "Some Enchanted Evening," a song to which I was somewhat indifferent until one summer day in 2005 when I was driving home from swimming and it came on the radio as I was crossing a small one-car-only bridge in the country. Then I understood. -- DL

What a great comment. Many thanks, dear reader.

xo nancy

My pleasure. -- DL

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark
                   

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