i no longer remember how this began. whether, some months ago, k.lo's son pronounced my name and it sounded like "aunt carousel" or whether i decided that is what i should be called. both scenarios seem equally plausible.
but, whatever. this is who i am now.
EXCEPT, now i am a doctor.
say hi to doctor aunt carousel, k.lo tells her kid. tell her congratulations.
helloooooo, i say. hellooooooo.
and there comes a small voice on the other end which says something so fantastic that i assumed k.lo would've heard it otherwise and what i had heard was, in fact, not what was said. but, no.
he said it: goooooooood looking doctor aunt carousel.