23 January 2006

Other people I recognize on the street

After I didn't see Andrea, I saw an attractive man in his sixties crossing Fifth Avenue with a five-year-old boy. Despite the difference in their ages, I knew the man and boy were father and son, rather than grandfather and grandson. Maybe it was the jeans and leather jacket the man wore

Where had I seen him before? Ah yes, Bob Kerrey, former senator from Nebraska, current president of New School University, just down the block from where we were both walking. His hair has gone white, but/and he's still a very attractive man. He was walking with a limp, and my immediate thought was "oh poor thing; he's hurt himself running after his son."

Until I remembered that he lost a leg in the 'Nam. Duh.


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