July 4, 2002
Russian parents of children lost in the airplane collision are front page of the newspaper. What became of Hamlin after all the children followed the pied piper away? I ask Jana--she got the tickets for Shakespeare in the park--but she just says I'm being maudlin. Easy to get tickets on July 4th. After realizing we were both born north, she devised this an appropriately ex-pat holiday alternative, though I stopped being Canadian at 15. In the end, I found a wayward damselfly dive-bombing the audience more engaging than the play. For this I missed watching fireworks with Richard.