From MySpace blog: Sunday, June 18, 2006
Friday, on the east-bound Metrolink train, I’m standing at the folding doors waiting to disembark. A small group of African-American children crowd in around me. One lad, with mischievious eyes and a cherubic smile, steps up beside me and waves.
Lad: “Hi! My name’s Leon. I’m 12 years old and in the 7th grade.” Pause for dramatic effect and then, with gusto: “And I’m black.”
I appraise him with arched eyebrow and ask, “Really?”
His grin broadens. “Yeah.”
“Huh,” I say, and return the smile. “Neat!”
He laughs, the train stops at the Fairview Heights station, and we’re off.
/// Watching “Darkness” starring Anna Paquin (and mentally snoring)