# Performance

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Moments in Public

          🌠   So why should anyone read about my lousy childhood? Where is this going?
 
In third grade I was the male lead in the multi-class operetta, playing a scarecrow in a cabbage patch full of fairies (the female ballerina kind.) Rehearsal prepared me for everything except the reality of it being night, the auditorium totally dark, and the two piercing spotlights, at my eye level back along the side walls, utterly blinding me.

 
Around 2 June 1955.     1 min read.