Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Of Interest to No One But Myself

Happy Birthday, Steven Sondheim.

Thank you, along with your partner James Lapine, for bringing me and the rest of the world the perfection that is Into the Woods.

"Once upon a time...in a far-off kingdom...lived a young maiden...a sad young lad..and a childless baker...with his wife."

Careful the things you say,
Children will listen.
Careful the things you do,
Children will see.
And learn.

Children may not obey,
But children will listen.
Children will look to you
For which way to turn,
To learn what to be.

Careful before you say,
"Listen to me."
Children will listen.

Careful the wish you make,
Wishes are children.
Careful the path they take,
Wishes come true,
Not free.

Careful the spell you cast,
Not just on children.
Sometimes the spell may last
Past what you can see
And turn against you...

Careful the tale you tell.
That is the spell.
Children will listen..

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