Puzzlement

Suddenly there is chaos and unknowing

By MICHAEL KAGAN
June 12, 2013 12:30
4 minute read.
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The other night, I saw a very fine production of “The King and I” produced by JEST and Israel Musicals in Jerusalem. [Disclosure: My daughter was one of the actors.] The role of the king was played by a real look-alike Yul Brynner. It was all very impressive and fun, and gave me lots of parental pride. And then the king sang “Puzzlement.” The smile disappeared from my face and was replaced by a quizzical look followed by enlightenment. Now I knew why I was there.

When I was a boy
World was better spot.
What was so was so,
What was not was not.
Now I am a man;
World have changed a lot.


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