Loose Ends

1.The inside of T.D.’s cast looked like a motley assortment of dead marine life when removed. It was hard to get close enough to pick out anything specific.

2. I will be writing a post on my philosophy of guilt free taxidermy soon. Wait! It’s probably not what you’re thinking…but it is in the list of 100 things about me that I haven’t written beyond 3.

8 responses to “Loose Ends

  1. I can imagine what the salt water, general wetness, heat and marine life together smelled like. Probably more than the usual Vick’s Vapo Rub in the surgical mask will help control.

  2. Well, you wouldn’t NEED to get close to see if there were any orcas in there. Were there?

    Do fish get taxidermed? Or is there some other phrase for mariners? Can a person get taxidermed? I might add that to my funeral instructions….

  3. Guilt free taxidermy. Wow, I never know what I’m going to hear next here!

  4. And about that cast: Ewwwww!!!

  5. This post reminded me of a poem I wrote some time ago, a little thing called “Swans”:

    So, the souls of those noble birds
    Are not bound by time
    Or fate
    But only to their eternal intertwining?

    Two question marks,
    Long necks reflected off the face of the lake,
    A lambent glide across the water;
    Different aspects expressed
    As a single point of reference.

    One must ask then
    In interest and envy:
    What karmic boon is required
    To come back as a swan?

  6. Vicki, that photo was sent to me in email by my daughter. I used the new Blogger button to help me retrieve it from my files – it was so easy! I do have a scanner, and soon I will find some old photos to put on the blog. I do not have a digital camera yet. I know I have to break down soon and get one. I’ve been hoping my 3 kids would pool their money at Xmas and get me one, but they haven’t, at least so far!

  7. A respite from the Misery synod, eh? And, with apologies to Jim:

    The Swan

    Scholars call the masculine swan a cob;
    I call him a narcissistic snob.
    He looks in the mirror over and over,
    And claims to have never heard of Pavlova.
    ~Ogden Nash

  8. I have no swan poems, original or Nash, for you today, my dear. But I would like to ‘crow’:


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