December 09, 2005
Pa rum pa pum pum
I figured that holiday music was going to be the Friday meme this week, so here I offer you our drummer boy. If you notice, he is not merely playing the drums, he is studying the music carefully and practicing to get the rhythms exactly right. Boy in Black is the kind of kid who gets everything exactly right.
I remember the day that Boy in Black, who was a scrawny little kid at the time, decided to learn how to ride a bike. We didn’t have training wheels or anything like that, but we did have a small bike we’d picked up at a garage sale. Without help from anyone, Boy in Black took the bike out on my parents’ driveway and practiced going up and down, over and over again, his face red with exertion and his t-shirt soaked with sweat. By the end of the afternoon, he knew how to ride a bike.
Boy in Black is the most focused person I have ever met. When he begins a homework project, an essay for AP English or a lab for AP Physics, he begins at the beginning and does not stop until he is finished. And he is persistent, if nothing else. You will notice that he is still wearing the concert wristband that he got on September 24th. I think that might be his proudest accomplishment to date.
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