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Monday, January 20, 2003


The kid wore a borrowed fairy costume to the school Carnival party today. They learned the ketchup dance, which she showed me to the wrong music tonight. Still in her fairy costume, she magically turned on the Christmas tree lights and turned off the lamp, then read her catechism to me in a stage-solemn voice punctuated with hiccups. I, Caliban, had to be prompted for the amens and such. Soon she´┐Żll wear another borrowed costume, a white dress for a week of parading about as an official Christian. But tonight before bedtime she ran on all fours and growled.


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