Seeing the world in color for the first time

November 28, 2012

I’ll have to remember this quote from Bill Murray the next time I preach on this text, for instance. From an interview in today’s New York Times, Murray describes a recent extemporaneous speech he gave at a minor-league baseball hall of fame:

I spoke about the first time I went to Wrigley Field in Chicago, and I was a big Cubs fan, and I watched all the games on TV, but when I grew up, TV was in black and white. So when I was 7 years old, I was taken to my first Cubs games, and my brother Brian said, “Wait, Billy,” and he put his hands over my eyes, and he walked me up the stairs. And then he took his hands away. [He begins to get choked up.] And there was Wrigley Field, in green. There was this beautiful grass and this beautiful ivy. I’d only seen it in black and white. It was like I was a blind man made to see. It was something.

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