Thursday, January 13, 2005

And Finally from the Tiny Top...

All Aboard!, originally uploaded by Ampersand Duck.

All Aboard!
For a Train Trip 'round The World! Toot! Toot!

This was probably my favorite of all the small acts. Oskar sat at a table with an electric toy train engine (Brio) and four pieces of wooden track. He started the train and moved the track around so that the train never ran out of track... and then passed the track to the audience and got them to try and work together to keep the train from derailing.

It was a brilliant study in human relationships. He talked us through the fact that we'd all have to stay calm and work together. Of course, no-one could. In fact, the kids handled it better than the adults, who tended to panic and fluster. Crash!

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