Here are my notes on, Sweet and Low, By: Rich Cohen.
The passing of the years can convince you that nothing that happened so long ago can be of much importance, but it’s a trick. It’s your adult self mocking your childhood self. Because these experiences set patterns you follow through life.
Pointing at his eyes, heart, then crotch, Ben said, “Do you love him here, here, or here.”
How does a rich man raise a son who is not a rich man’s son?
I asked my father how old Ben had been. “Eighty- nine,” he said. I said, “Eighty- nine. That’s old. That’s almost a hundred.” “It sounds old,” said Renee, “but when you reach our age, it suddenly does not sound so old anymore.” My father, who was staring out the window, said, “Bullshit. Eighty- nine is old.”