Friday, December 10, 2010

The Little Giant

This photograph of a boy was inside the sleeve of a Johnny Griffin album I bought a while ago. The name of the album is The Little Giant. The photo appears to be a school portrait. It's cut crookedly on the right side. For some reason, I'm convinced the album was owned by the boy's father, who rarely saw the boy due to a divorce. The boy had some unusual attribute that made his father think of him as a little giant. Perhaps the boy survived some kind of childhood disease. The father slipped the picture of his boy in the album sleeve to remind himself every time he played Johnny Griffin's The Little Giant of his own little giant.

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