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1946 - June 20 - 2nd Birthday368 viewsphoto by Gene Lester.

the piano player in Hollywood, 1946


This kid's going nowhere

sure, he's got talent

his sense of Beauty is filled with godliness

but his fascination with boobs unseemly

intense curiosity about people means

he will most likely be a photographer not a doctor

a shame not to be a pianist.
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1948 - My Pony Ride1052 views at age 4 in Central Park, 5th Avenue & 59th Street




GONE



everyone in my life is gone

memory startlingly vivid

did they ever exist?



memory is only one of many parallel universes



the tree did fall in the forest

I was there



they are gone

the orphan is alone in the forest

I see the trees

hear nothing



faces like rivers





copyright David Schoen 1968 - 2014 all rights reserved
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1948 - May 3rd - David and Memere290 viewsReady to travel, California
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1950 - 2 Women289 viewsYvette and Agnes in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

One loved

the other couldn't
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1950 - 80 Main Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts335 viewsA 6 year old lived at the end of the hall in splendid isolation on the 3rd floor

owned the Columbia Encyclopedia, and read it every day

believed that Leif Ericsson discovered America

met someone who lived during the Civil War

listened at the top of the stairs to the phone call telling his Grandmother that his Grandfather had died moments earlier. "Oh, no, not Wally".

whose Great Aunt made wonderful apple pies, and knew lots and lots about their ancestors

walked in the woods with his French poodle, "Lum de Jour"

told a girl that he talked to God sometimes

got bifocals, and still slept with a stuffed rabbit.
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1950 - David in Williamstown, Massachusetts258 viewsAt 80 Main Street

Memories are the soul's perfume...........
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1966 - 175 West 79th Street, 17b 271 viewsNew York City - Memere's penthouse on 79th street, near
Hayden Planetarium, and the museum of Natural History.
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1966 - Washington Square NY300 viewsSummer 1966
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1966 - David and his first great love, Katherine David462 viewsWith Memere keeping an eye on things. In New York on West 79th street
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1972 - David in Mickey Mouse jacket305 viewsIn New York City.

"There have always been in me, two people at least, one person desperate and bewildered, who felt he was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal his true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest."
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1973 - David with Shelley and Larry Watkins in Dallas371 viewsMy sister, Shelley, and her then husband, Larry.
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1973 - David & Larry Watkins in Dallas322 viewsChristmas in Texas --- family reunion
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