Friday, September 16, 2022

Try To Remember

 Originally from The Fantastiks. The song feels different in that context.

I watched my father play Mortimer in the show and was quite intimidated at how much better an actor he was than I. I had only recently reestablished contact with him and had not seen him act since I was 6, when I was in a minstrel show with him. I took a date, and did not tell her his criminal background. No point in it. Nor did I tell my mother that I was going, or that I had any contact with him at all. Was I a coward or simply kind about her feelings? Both, I suppose.

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