Goodbye to All That
By Thomas J. McDermott, Jr.
Some enchanted evening you may see a stranger, You may see a stranger across a crowded room. And somehow you know, you known even then That somewhere you’ll see her again and again.
Idid not write that, you may be surprised to know. Or not so surprised. That was written by Oscar Hammerstein II for a musical play he and Richard Rogers were putting together, to be called South Pacific. That was 70 years ago.
Why bring it up now? An unfortunate question that I will try to answer and will fail to do so.