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Monday, February 20, 2006

Sometimes it's so easy

Yesterday at the pool, while the kids were struggling with the desire to swim in the cruelly unheated water, I sat with my books, reading and comparing.

ME: Hey! Gracie, come take a look at this!

G: What is it?

ME: It's a quote from this ancient Greek poet, Archilochus...

G: I don't care about some dumb Greek guy.

ME (undaunted, reading aloud): ..."The fox knows many tricks, the hedgehog only one. One good one."

G: What?! Read it again!

A pause as Gracie races over to read it herself, ignoring the posted warnings about running around the pool, wet feet splattering dangerously on the deck, while the quote is repeated.

G: Cool! Hey! Sara! Listen to what this guy Archilochus said...!

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