Excerpt of a conversation between Oldest Son and myself:
Oldest Son: So, what are y’all doing today?
Me: Not much. We may watch a movie later.
Oldest Son: Oh, yeah? What movie?
Me: I dunno. Beloved said something about Paint Your Wagon.
Oldest Son: Paint Your Wagon? Never heard of it.
Me: It’s a musical. From the 60s.
Oldest Son: Anyone in it I’ve heard of?
Me: Yeah; Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood.
Oldest Son: A musical.
Oldest Son: With Clint Eastwood.
Oldest Son: With singing and dancing.
Me: Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve watched it, so I can’t say for sure that Clint is dancing, but he does sing.
(Yet more silence)
Oldest Son (scowling and squinting): So, you wanna ask yourself: Can you hit “high C”? Well, can you…Punk?
Yes, it took me awhile to compose myself, too.