January 12, 2005

Up On Telegraph

Up on Telegraph, Tito (youngish, honey-skinned, a Cuban-American from Brooklyn, big, graceful, curly dyed-gold hair, soft-voiced), cuts my hair and can't believe I've never seen "Black Orpheus". He can't resist acting it out for me: "Orfeo!! Orfeo!!", waltzing tragically across the floor behind me, reversing with arms outstretched: "Eurydice!", sliding back across the hair-strewn lino. He drops to one knee with a grin...


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