I don’t remember the exact context, but when Jackson was four or five he used to pretend to host a TV program on Children’s Channel Five. He had to pretend TV because we had little of it at home. We made some suggestion to him regarding his show and he declared with all seriousness, “It isn’t going to help this show.”
Well, no extra turning of phrases and word cropping is going to help this show either. So, out it goes into the ether. The saga continues and it is all about work, work, work. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. But work is only the surface that seemed so paramount at the time and seems so unimportant a character today.
It took repeating and repeating over and over again. But I think at some point, I finally saw beneath the surface. The activity was about more than just getting the job done.