Monday, December 06, 2010

The need to be seen

(Originally posted April, 2008)

When I was a little girl I used to watch a show called Romper Room, and at the end of each episode "Miss Carol" looked straight at her television audience through her hand-held hoop-on-a-stick.

"I see Johnny," she would say, "and Suzy, oh, and there's Bobby! I see Cindy, and Billy..."

And while she listed all the children she saw through the TV set, I would wave and shout, "And Katie! Over here Miss Carol, you see Katie!"

But she never said my name. Miss Carol never saw me.

I guess that explains it.

3 comments:

Singer said...

Oh the memories you bought back for me with this one!
I was another of those little girls trying desperately to get her to see me too. :(

bettyl said...

I never heard my name either.

maura said...

me too, with a name like 'maura' she never saw me either.