As a native Southern Californian and frequent Disneyland visitor (not to mention Disney World as well), I've been a long-time believer in the "it's a small world after all" philosophy. Nonetheless, I was astounded by this e-mail passed on to me by author Michaela McColl, whose book, Prisoners in the Palace, was reviewed recently on my blog:
"I have to tell you the funniest story -- I was on the phone with Tech Support for Adobe. My support guy was named Ravi and he was in New Delhi. While we waited for thing to install, he asked what I did. I told him and he got excited. Then he said -- "Was that your book I saw on Fourth Musketeer? I read that with my son." Small world, right?"
Thanks, Michaela, for passing on this incredible story, which I have illustrated with the Indian dancers from the It's a Small World ride! And thanks to all my readers, near and far--I just passed my five-month blogiversary, and it's been a great ride so far (although minus little audio-animatronic figures who sing potentially annoying little songs...)