Yesterday afternoon my publisher Oscar, his daughter, my godson, his mother, my companion and I went to the zoo in Antwerp.
I thought of Lou Reed’s “A perfect day” while Oscar said: “We lost our wives and children. We will have to look for a replacement. It doesn’t matter, I was getting bored with them anyhow.” After this excursion my companion declared: “Children are so spoiled nowadays. When I was young a trip to the zoo was something incredible. Look at these kids, they were hardly interested in the sea lions.”
(According to my godson's mother the kids behaved very well. We all behaved very well.)