Today is the three-year anniversary of Taro's dad's passing. We always like to spend February 10th honoring Bobby by listening to jazz, scatting, playing, making art, and celebrating our imaginations.
Bobby Alexander lived a monumental life of artistry and passion and devotion to helping others. It wasn't until his death, in 2008, that Taro and I became aware of a surprising aspect of his past: as a handsome young man in New York in the 1940's and 50's Bobby was a rather prolific model, and appeared on the covers of many books and magazines. The most amazing of these was the First Edition of The Catcher in the Rye, where Bobby was cast as the original Holden Caulfield!
How cool is that?