pssssst. wanna play telephone?? i remember this as a little girl. you would whisper something in your best friend’s ear who would whisper in the next littlegirlear who would whisper in the next littlegirlear until you went all the way around the circle. that last littlegirl would announce what she was told and all the littlegirls would giggle at how silly it was that what had started as one whispered thing quickly became another.
columbus tells stories of growing up in a little town in iowa. he delights in the stories of everyone-knowing-everyone and everyone’sbusiness being everyone’sbusiness. whether thebusiness is true or not. pssssst. now living in a suburb of denver, he still yearns for monticello, iowa and his littletown. he has not recollected stories of thetelephonegame type silliness to us, but i am certain they exist.
this island…well, wow. mike said to us, “if you sneeze on one side of the island, by the time the news reaches the other side you will have pneumonia.” this is ridiculously true. even if you didn’t sneeze.