And there’s someone in a tree —
— or the day is incomplete.
Without someone in a tree,
Nothing happened here.
I am hiding in a tree.
I’m a fragment of the day.
If I weren’t, who’s to say
Things would happen here the way
That they happened here?

I was there then.
I am here still.

It’s the fragment, not the day.
It’s the pebble, not the stream.
It’s the ripple, not the sea.
That is happening

-Sondheim, Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures (2004 Broadway Revival Cast)

Pacific Overtures (1976 Original Broadway Cast)