The Vinyl Cafe hosted by the great storyteller Stuart McLean. He loves it. He wants to BE Stuart McLean. Yep, my son's life's dream is to be a public radio storyteller. About a year ago, he submitted a poem to Mr. McLean who kindly wrote an encouraging email reply (which I saved--this is important!).
At holiday time, Stuart tours Canada with a stage show just like the radio show: A bit of music but mostly a guy standing at a mic telling stories about family, pets, and small-town life. It's poignant and wonderful and HE ONLY MAKES ONE U.S. STOP: Seattle. My husband bought three tickets. When my son heard the ad on the radio, he immediately asked how many pairs of shoes he'd need to shine (that's how he earns his keep at our house!) to go to the show, he told him he was already going. His eyes lit up bright as a Christmas star.
|Vinyl Cafe hat logo|
Note that my son
is also a hat collector!
It was the kind of night you can never repeat. The kind of magic for which you can only be grateful. Yesterday, my son said to me, "I kind of don't need Christmas this year. For me, Christmas has already happened."