Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Doorman’s Diary: 2.4-5.11

For many, the thought that the doorman has a life beyond the 10-square-feet of the door is beyond comprehension. The belief is that the door is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last in the doorman’s life. The door with its cracked-pane window and thumb-latch handle is important. Welcoming guests to the hallowed sanctum of jazz is an imperial responsibility that is never to be taken lightly. It requires devotion and dedication. However, on this night, the doorman had a higher calling that took him from his post at the jazz club. He needed to help welcome Nadia to life on earth. Formed from sacred cosmic dust and the efforts of the doorman’s son and daughter-in-law, Nadia finished her amniotic journey to join us all at 2:13am. Welcome to planet Earth. Your new journey has just begun. To you, I am more than the doorman… I am the grand-doorman, who will open doors and waive cover charges as best as I can.

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