Asleep in the treehouse with visions of……

unwrapping chocolate …crooning with an all girl rock band …The Band…dancing salsa for too-many-to-count sweaty hours…cooking Indian… hip-hopping forever at the dizzying Starlight Ballroom…Spot and Clem crazy in the snow…Hamlet from last summer in London… writing for Saturday Night Live…Mitsuko Uchida in person…sunsets where I live…mohitos anywhere…a bouquet of pens anywhere…winning the queen Esther contest in a gorgeous white dress…playing dazzling Telemann on my silver flute of yesteryear…reading french novels without a dictionary… ‘The Swerve’ and ‘The Invention of Nature’ …jiving to New Yeller in Brooklyn…turning left getting on a plane… Shakespeare in Stratford…fantastical vegan restaurants…being invited to dinner in a tent by Gertrude Bell …directing Firecrackers with all bells and whistles at the National…knowing ALL the lyrics to key Broadway musicals, folk tunes, classic rock tunes, art songs, juicy opera scenes…protesting and defeating rotten regimes…waking up to a pristine planet…discovering new films at Andre’s…seeing Jo’s illustrations…holding a copy of Firecrackers at ┬álong last……………