We were putting ornaments on the Christmas tree tonight. More on that in a later post. We put on some music to celebrate. We listened to Janis Joplin’s “Pearl.” Wonderful. And then we listened to the Very Best of Nat King Cole. Wonderful. And then we listened to some Ray Charles.
“I don’t mean to be disrespectful to anyone,” I said to Mrs. Cohn Zohn, “but who do you like better, Nat King Cole or Ray Charles?”
“It’s not even a question,” she said.
“Meaning?” I said.
“Ray Charles,” she said.
I agree. I love Nat, but Ray Charles is — well, I don’t even have the words for him. Sometimes I like him better than Sinatra.
I hope I haven’t offended anyone.