B is for Boys.
I love watching males of the species ina group.
I love how they laugh. I love their humour, their interaction with each other.
I remember attending mass as a teenager and whilst walking up to receive communion passing the choir (N side of the cathedral) and hearing the boys from the boarding school singing. It was like being hit by a wall of sound. Deep, tenor and bass sounds.
I watched 'The History Boys' last night. Oh how did it take me so long to actually see this? My eye was continually drawn to Jamie Parker. His face, his skin, the way he moved. It was confidence and self-possession. It was texture and shape. I realise it was a character he was portraying but would be more than happy to have my son take him as a role model.
I love watching my boy develop his male friendships. I love that he is still happy to walk hand-in-hand with his dad.