I took the opportunity today to tell my little doppelganger about what's happening on Wall Street. (I'm a bad person!)
Morgan: helllllloooooooooo(Maaaayybe my explanation was a bit of an oversimplification, but ... not really and she's 9, I tell myself guiltily. But I already did a nice tribute to WS in "Perks of Fall Street.")
me: hi there baby! just get home from school?
Morgan: ya i just got home i am also talking to daddy
Morgan: what are you working on at work
Sent at 4:53 PM on Tuesday
me: i'm editing an interview of a businessman who lost his job
Sent at 4:57 PM on Tuesday
Morgan: why did he lose his job?
me: well because he worked at a big bank on Wall Street and the bank closed.
Morgan: because of the hurricane?
was he mean?
me: haha, no not because of the hurricane -- though that probably didn't help. he was greedy and he was doing sneaky things, so he might have deserved it. he tricked a lot of people into giving him their money
Morgan: oh that is not good. we still haven't fixed the fence.
My family lives about 20 minutes from Galveston, where Hurricane Ike recently ravaged the city, hence baby Morgan's immediate assumption that the businessman above must've been affected by the catastrophe that's affected the Grices.
It got me thinking about a review I read in Salon earlier for "Trouble the Water," a documentary about Hurricane Katrina. It looks great; and I can't help but feel grateful that things didn't go worse for the Grices or anyone else when the rains came.