How are you, Boy?
or the second and extended edition of Sketches about life springs,
where they spring from and how they diffuse in us
This book is dedicated to my parents, to my friends from Vlčnov – my place of birth, as well as to my classmates from the Institute for Education of Blind Children and to all I loved. Written by Jožka Smýkalůj from Vlčnov, a village in Slovácko region.
To grant a wish of my native mates from Vlčnov, I pick up the „digital pen“ again, being lost in thoughts and with open heart and unconcealed nostalgy, anxious not to lose something precious, with silent commitment to you, to the past and – excuse me, perspectives, not from the point of view of presence or future, for the second edition I created and changed the original title If Only I were a Little Boy. I revised and extended my memoirs and added a few lyrics of songs from Slovácko. I left the index, the author index and my curriculum vitae I, the boy from Vlčnov, untouched, to pay tribute to my parents, my home village and to enrich my current life with randomly picked memoirs.