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Im not sure where this is going, though I notice my fingers tensing around the steering wheel. Then I understand that Rebekah is testing her friend or training her. It doesnt make any difference if people happen to like someone of the same gender, she says assertively. I have all kinds of people as my friends.
This now makes perfect sense to Rebekahs schoolmate. The discussion veers to technical issues, such as the use of fertilizer to help a woman have a child with no man involved. Six-year-old Hannah gets so bored by the discussion of gray people, as she later explains, that she concentrates instead on drawing rainbows in her notebook.
Yes, I think, these are children of Los Angeles, a different place after all from my Fayetteville of years ago.
John Rowell will be reading from The Music of Your Life on Thursday, September 25, 7 p.m., at Duttons Bookstore, 11975 San Vincente Blvd., Brentwood.