Love and Watching, January 23 & 24, 2004

Friday and Saturday January 23 & 24, 2004
Tonight’s menu and baking are dedicated to:

Love and Watching

When I was small and in school
My mother and father would come
To assemblies, school concerts and plays
And like, I suppose, all parents
They would watch and take joy in
All of the kids, but they had
A special attention for me.
And when it was my turn
To be on stage, I always knew
That they would be watching,
And caring,
And in this fact I took great comfort and joy.

I am not then, and like them
I go to school performances,
And watch all the kids
In their singing and dancing and musical instrument
And like then, it is my special delight to watch
My own children.

Last night, for the first time, neither my wife nor I
Could go to our son’s school performance.
And for the first time there wasn’t anyone there
Who more than anyone or anything else,
Cared and watched for him.

I wouldn’t have thought so much of it maybe,
But a few months ago my mother died and upon
Her death I realized that I had lost the person who,
In all the world, had most cared for, and most
Watched over me.

Thanks for coming.

Love, George

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