A Love Supreme

Chaptr Twenty-Three

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With a James Cagney sneer, her father made a Jimmy Cagney fist. And then, Cagney James-like, he twisted an imaginary grapefruit into his daughter's expectant upturned face. He put the CD into the car, turned up the volume, and opened wide the doors.

The other two watched as, in front of this grave, Abe stood a silent and respectful stance.

“His house is not far,” Abe recited. “And neither is the hospital where he died in ‘67.”

Abe made them listen long enough to be unmistakably late for their delicatessen date.


With a James Cagney sneer, her father made a Jimmy Cagney fist. And then, Cagney James-like, he twisted an imaginary grapefruit into his daughter's expectant upturned face. He put the CD into the car, turned up the volume, and opened wide the doors.

The other two watched as, in front of this grave, Abe stood a silent and respectful stance.

“His house is not far,” Abe recited. “And neither is the hospital where he died in ‘67.”

Abe made them listen long enough to be unmistakably late for their delicatessen date.