Leah was cleaning off the coffee table for me and discovered a copy of Terry Virgo’s No Well-Worn Paths, with his picture on the cover.
She exclaimed, “Ah! I love this guy! Is he real?”
“Yes, that’s Terry Virgo,” I explained.
“I knew it! That’s why I love him,” she replied with great satisfaction.
(I’m pretty sure that, besides hearing Chris and I mention the name, she has no idea who Terry Virgo even is.)
There was a long pause. Then Leah blurted out, “Did he die?”
I assured her that he was alive and well.
She breathed a sigh of relief, “Good! I hope he never dies. If he dies, I’ll cry. For real.”
I guess Terry Virgo has a REALLY likable face.