Forever Young, Forever Fair

It certainly wasn’t the best of all possible fairs; but, for a moment, it was, mes respects, Voltaire, the best of all possible worlds. In general, the 1964 World’s Fair (unlike, but at times similar to, its 1939 predecessor) was both a critical and nearly a commercial failure; a fair that was 10 years behind its time…quaint rather than innovative. However, this sort of reevaluation came later when some people (like me) acquired more “sophisticated” points of view. When it was there and was experienced, most people loved the Fair (including me, then a 10-year-old kid); we wanted it to go on forever.