Thursday, December 16, 2004

Happy Beethoven's Birthday!

I always celebrate Beethoven's birthday... no, not because of his 5th or 9th symphony. Rather, I celebrate it to remember the man who gave me such joy and laughs when I was sick in bed more than half my childhood - the wonderful Charles M. Schultz.

When Mr. Schultz created Schroeder and his obsession and ultimate genius with the toy piano, he managed to capture one of the most fascinating American archetype - the fanboy.

I recognized a kindred spirit in Schroeder even when I was too young to pronouce Schroeder OR Beethoven. So, thank you, Mr. Schultz. Rest in peace.

Filed under Reveries & Paranoias.


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