This morning at breakfast, San Geraldo tried to tell me about a Youtube video he had just seen. Someone had done a selection of songs.
“You know the show,” he said. “Oh! I’m drawing a blank.”
I stared vacantly. He wasn’t giving me much to go on.
“The Hermit in the Cathedral!” he exclaimed.
I tilted my head and looked at him. I knew there would be more.
He held his hand vertically in front of his face, thumb toward his nose, and sliced downward curving his hand in an “S” as he did so.
“The Phantom of the Opera?” I asked.
“The Hermit in the Cathedral?” I questioned.
“Well, it was close.”
“Yeah,” I said, “You got the word ‘The’ right.”
At that moment, Tynan came walking by. San Geraldo, who has no shame, told Tynan what he had just said.
Tynan thought a moment and commented,”Well, it does take place in a cathedral.”
I looked at him askance, “Are you maybe thinking of ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’?”
Before turning to walk away, he smiled sheepishly and said,”Carry on.”
|SAN GERALDO ORIGINATING THE ROLE OF “‘THE HERMIT” (IN THE CATHEDRAL).|