My grandfather was diagnosed with early stage dementia some time ago, which has led to some very interesting and eccentric behaviors. One of them, quite amusing to our family, is writing in his daily newspapers. He will circle, underline, star, box in, or cross out things as he is reading. He also writes his comments in the margins, probably so he doesn’t forget what he was thinking while reading the article.
I thought I would share a lengthy note my grandfather recently wrote – it’s one of the longest I have seen so far. The article, titled ‘Fearless Girl’ Steals the Conversation written in the Wall Street Journal by Suzanne Vranica, discusses the Fearless Girl statue that was placed in front of the famous Charging Bull bronze statue on Wall Street. My grandfather apparently has a very detailed idea of the next statue to go there.
We need a ‘Boy’ statue to achieve true sexual equality – to be stealthily planted next to the girl. I suggest a very handsome young man (~17 yrs old) passing the Bull with Toreador’s cape + attire but with sort of a Wall Street male financial symbol, denoting bold mastering of financial management – and 60 inches in height for the head and 62 inches for the flaring cape, in his left hand that holds the cape high at the end + his lowered balance arm with that hand holding an accounting ledger. The Toreador figure is placed between the bull and the foolish girl in a gallant effort of male protecting the female. Orah! engraved in the bronze edge at the top cape’s band – the Marine Corp cry now replacing – Gung Ho!