We wished happy birthday to our first brat, who turned six today. At his request, instead of the perfunctory song, we put on a high-fidelity version of this amazing excerpt from Disney’s Fantasia 2000.

Eric often talks about that he would like to be remembered when he dies. I hope he grows up on his present trajectory – rather like the free spirits shown in the cartoon. If over his many remaining years, he manages to express the sort of genius of Gershwin and the Disney animators, he will certainly be remembered. Then again, he also mentioned wanting to find a potion that lets him stay six years old forever, so maybe that’ll be enough time.