Saturday, May 11, 2013

remembering

The lights were dim.
The auditorium packed.
We were breathlessly following the story unfolding on the stage.
The Sound Of Music is set in a perilous place and time.
For a while this afternoon we almost forgot we were watching a play.
And while we forgot, it seems someone was remembering.
The Officer of the Third Reich raised his arm in a salute and barked, "Hiel Hitler."
Directly across the aisle from me, an elderly man's face contorted and his hand flew to his mouth.

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