Fill in the ________.

One of the songs we are doing in Windsong this season is called Stand. One of the lyrics in Stand is…

“It starts with a whisper, the smallest I am.”

When we were working on this song in rehearsal my friend Jan scribbled, on a piece of paper, “That line reminds me of Horton Hears a Who.” (Of course she did this when Karen our director was working with a different section…we second sopranos are always paying attention at rehearsal).

I scribbled back “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Jan scribbled back,

“A person’s a person, no matter how _________.”

Fill in the blank.


And since we’re on a Dr. Seuss roll, the following is an e-mail exchange between HT and I last night.

He worked evening shift yesterday, and earlier I had whipped up a nice dinner for him(not a daily occurrence but he sure appreciates it when it happens), packed it up and sent him off to work. Later, I received this e-mail:

I ate my dinner and it was delish. Thank you very much. I appreciate you so very much and think you are the greatest. I hope you have a good night and I’ll talk to you later.

I replied with this:

Would you love me on a boat?

Would you love me on a float?

Would you love me though I bloat?

He shot back:

I would love you on a boat, on a float, and in a moat. I would love you on a train, in the rain or on a trip to Spain.

Note the glossing over of the bloat situation.

Well played, Todd O’Neil.

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6 Responses to Fill in the ________.

  1. Chris Vartorella says:

    I am only smiling right now…. what a lighthearted feeling you gave me…

  2. -e- says:

    so funny.. Spain is better than bloating. He is brilliant.

  3. Amanda says:

    Suess together, stick together! LOL! 😀

  4. kario says:

    I think he’s inviting you on a trip. To Spain. Or on a boat or a train. Or all three. That must have been some magical dinner!

  5. Courtney says:

    For obvious reasons, I’ve always been attached to “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

  6. rhemashope says:

    ha! i totally noted the skipping over the bloat part! but i LOVED his note of thanks to you – so affirming and kind. the two of you. your relationship has always blessed me.

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