waaaay back to school

Conversation today in the office-supplies aisle of a local store:

Reeve (our almost-22-year-old son who has been home from college for the summer): “I miss getting the lists of school supplies we used to get at the beginning of school each year. It was kinda festive . . .  I remember I used to scan the list, looking for some new, exciting item which would indicate that this teacher was going to be interesting and this school year was going to be different.”

Me: “Interesting? Like what?”

Reeve: “Oh, you know. . . swords!”

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Photo (above): Reeve, at age 5. He adored Pippi Longstocking and, despite all our efforts to the contrary, was completely fascinated by any kind of weaponry. At right: These days, despite our early fears that he might grow up to be a vigilante, Reeve is a gentle, compassionate, peaceable . . . opera singer. (Albeit one who still apparently has a soft spot in his heart for swords.) (That’s him with his girlfriend, Eliza, also a loving—and lovely—opera singer.)

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