The flaneur knows that an interesting street can be an art gallery, a library, a classroom. Even the representation of a street on television has possibilities for children whose overprotective parents won’t let them walk down the real thing. So here’s a tip of the hat to Sesame Street on its 40th birthday!
When I heard a snippet of this Sesame Street alphabet lesson last spring (in an NPR interview with bass Samuel Ramey) , I couldn’t get it out of my head. Nothing else I heard that day was as dramatic, funny or profound. Guess I work in the cube farm equivalent of the FAA’s sterile cockpit. Maybe I should get a cape.