As we made a quick jaunt to one of my favorite stores to buy a gallon of blue paint, the moon was already high in the dusky sky. It was just Teddy and me. Teddy said, "Look at the small states." With English still only a year and a half spoken, I wasn't sure what he was talking about. He told me to look again and I tried to figure out to where these small states were. For my clarification he added, "Look at the small states like California and Idaho." Now I was really confused. Next Teddy pointed out the obvious outlines of the western states on the moon. How could I argue with his discovery. Then he matter-of-factly told me the states looked kind of messy. His moon talk completely enchanted me, and I learned that even the surface of the moon is a beautiful mess to those who are not persnickety about geography.
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