as long as we’re on the subject of dancing & screwball comedies, glamour & the continental maybe i should mention that love requires no correspondent, & that chance is a fool’s name for fate. give me a name for chance & i am a fool? Rogers & Astaire spinning shadows on the walls classily scheming & pining after each other, happily ever backlit black & white. fate is a foolish thing to take chances with? once as a child i fell from a swing. still, on my knee there is a treasured scar. i heard later that everyone has a scar on their knee. chances are that fate is foolish? i was young enough then, or am old enough now to remember nothing but being swaddled in a cocoon of blankets on my parents’ bed.