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    Do you love me, Poppy?
    More than anything in the world, Max.
    Why?
    Because I love beautiful things.
    Am I beautiful?
    You're my grandson and you are beautiful.
    Are those beautiful?
    What, the double edge razors?
    Yes.
    They are beautiful like you, Max.
    What are their names?
    Well, let me see. That is the Feather stainless steel. Next to it the Edwin Jagger "Chatsworth" barley. Then the EJ "Chatsworth" mock ivory and after that the EJ "Chatsworth" ebony. That's the new EJ 8911 "Octagonal" and next to it the EJ 8911 "barley."
    Do you love those two over there?
    Love them a lot, Max. Crazy about them. They're beautiful. That's the Muhle "Sophist" in the light bone handle. The one next to it is the Muhle R74 the "Stylo" in the butterscotch resin handle.
    I think they are beautiful, too, Poppy.
    Thank you, Max.
    Why do you have so many?
    Because I can't resist beauty.
    Do you shave with them?
    Of course. The way they shave makes them even more beautiful.
    Can I shave with them, Poppy?
    Someday when you're a little older.
    I am three.
    Yes, you are, but we need to wait a few more years.
    How will I learn?
    I'll teach you.
    Will I love them the way you do?
    We share the same blood, Max, and we both have an eye for beautiful things.
    Can I watch you shave now?
    Of course, you can. Which razor shall we choose?
    That one.
    Ah, the Muhle "Stylo." Shall we put on some music?
    I like music.
    Then let's play Brahms.
    Why Brahms?
    Because I love beautiful things, Max.
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    Just lovely

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    Yes, the man certainly works "that old black magic" with words.
    Every day without fail one should consider himself as dead-Tsunetomo

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    Obie,

    Great words.

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    Lol, cute overload! Awesome.

    Btw, you need a R41 Obie....

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    With a three year old in the house I really could see you having this conversation, just lovely!
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    Very nicely written. By the way, Brahms IS beautiful.

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    +1 on the R41. Obie you have done it again. I still love reading your posts, don't think I will ever tire of it, because I too like beauty.

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    Very well done, Obie.
    No slang, very important for people like me for a better understanding.
    Thanks for sharing

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    Great story. One thing though..... You should mention in the title that it is your Grandson you are talking about. I opened thinking that you were speaking with "Max" the razor maker from Las Vegas...... Made it kinda creepy at first... It's because you do all those interviews... No offense intended.. Just an observation from an outside reader's perspective.
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