Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
We went to the state fair Wednesday night. The air was a balmy, buzzing black pillow splashed with whirling pink and orange neons. The grinning carnies took money joyfully from kids and adults alike, $2 a ball toss, $2 to race a car for 45 seconds, $2 to pull a coke bottle upright. We spotted the fine print (“an outstanding illusion!”) and missed the snake lady. The bumper cars were the only trickless joy.
Last night, 100 kids playing Bach and Twinkle. Stunning to see what kids achieve.
Driving into work this morning I stumbled into this sad Sarajevo retrospective. I was in Budapest then and regret my inaction.