Sunday, September 23, 2012
For days the two of us stare across the platform at each other, I always make sure to get to my train platform at the same time every day so I can see her. I don’t know what I will do if one day she isn’t there.
Finally, I get my courage up, climb up the stairs and cross down to her side of the platform. “Hello,” I barely whisper with my eyes on the ground.
I mumble in a quiet voice unused to speaking to other people about anything except yes or no or chicken and garlic sauce at the Chinese take out place, “I’m so lonely. I saw you looking at me. Can I ride with you?”
I get a real shock when Cindy gently takes my hand and simultaneously pulls my hoody back,
She hesitates and says, “Yes.” She is thinking what am I doing with this boy. He look so strange with sequins on his face, yet he looks so sad and lonely and under everything really handsome. Dare I talk to him? How can I let him ride with me on the train? Is it safe? Something makes me want to get to know the real person under those horrid shiny metal sequins.
For some reason I guess she feels drawn to me, makes me feel good.
I hold her hand all the way out to her train stop, I can feel her pulse beat. Her hand is so soft. We don’t talk until the train pulls up at her station except to mention our names.
I say, “My name is Billy what’s your name? Can we go for coffee?”
Cindy nods her head yes, smiles shyly at me and says, “Yes, my name is Cindy.”
I didn’t realize how pretty she is. She guides me across the street to a local coffee shop, and for the first time in years I speak about my life and myself. Words and emotions came pouring out of me about my loneliness, and my drunken stepfather, who used to beat me. I can’t stop. I cry. I feel so foolish, but I think Cindy doesn’t mind. Somehow I think she understands what real loneliness is. Somehow I think she instinctively knows my heart. I can’t believe how fast everything is happening. I have real feelings for this girl. I just wish she talked more. She says so little. I wonder what she is holding back.
Friday, September 21, 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Moving, Ambitious Tour de Force August 3, 2012
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Sequin Boy and Cindy is an ambitious, sweeping tour de force by Arthur Levine, which examines the "circle of life". It is a touching story revolving around Billy and Cindy, penniless, lost souls who meet while young and naïve, fall in love, overcome adversity, have a family, find success and live the American dream, ultimately giving back to others less fortunate. While describing their journey, the author tackles (often with a dose of humor) subjects ranging from support for returning war veterans, living and dealing with disfiguring war injuries, politics, street gangs, education, the power of the media, raising children, balancing work and family to most importantly, true love, which holds the two together through all their difficulties, defeats and triumphs, even in the face of death. Like life itself, the story quickly moves from one chapter to another painting a rich picture of life's challenges and rewards in the process. Sequin Boy and Cindy is an interesting, provocative and moving read, which I highly recommend. Congratulations Arthur. Great job!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The TV interviewer welcomes Cindy and I and says, “The whole Nation is rooting for you. How do you feel about your Army experience?”
I say, “The Army did a lot for us. They took care of us when we were wounded. Gave us a generous disability pension, and are paying for our college tuition, but they never should have separated us. This wouldn’t have happened.”
Cindy starts to cry on live TV and whimpers, “We needed to be together. They promised us.”
The TV Commentator decides crying wouldn’t wash on his program and turning to us with a big smile on his face asks, “So what do you kids plan to do now?” he has to repeat the question because I’m concentrating on calming Cindy down. Finally on his second try he gets me to answer.
I say, “We want to get married, go to college, and have a family as soon as we can afford a wedding. We want to get good jobs and have a real future so we can raise our kids the way we never were.”