Monday, August 10, 2009

Tagged








My beloved tag. I hadn’t thought of it for some long time. I suppose I haven’t needed it. I made it five and a half years ago—part of putting to rest my feelings that my illness was a personal failure. Somehow, so many of us think we ought to be invulnerable. And we’re just not.

I wore my tag in public a bit back then, and I’ve done it again recently. I’m out so little—and move around so little when I am out—that not many people actually get to read it. But I love the delighted squawks I get when people do.


"Now, pout at me like a tiger," says the camera man.




How exactly a tiger pouts is, of course, one of those mysteries of the universe that can only be hinted at—never fully represented.

9 comments:

  1. I did a Google search for pouting tiger and found this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bananajagal/1193506499/in/set-72157601589554443/

    Probably not what you had in mind :)

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  2. Best. Tiger. Pout. Ever.

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  3. the tag is enhanced by your inexorable cuteness. tiger pouts are subtle and numerous in their possibility. scientists have tried to calculate the exact number of them, but it's like pi, it just keeps going and going.

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  4. I wish I could invite you over for tea. Love your sense of humor and intelligence.
    But BC is far away....
    EJ

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  5. Thanks all. I’m put in mind of a line from the play The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe: “The play is soup; the audience is art.”

    EJ: First thought—no fair, you know lots about me; all I know about you is that you drink tea in BC and visit my blog. Second thought—I’ll take almost anything herbal, but if we’re going to have an imaginary visit I’ll have tea from fresh grated ginger. That’s the great thing about imaginary tea time, you can have what ever you want. The not so great thing is it can be a little lonely.

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  6. You remind me of Justine from Elastica with that last photo. :)

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  7. You can see my email address I think, sent me a note and I'll share.
    EJ

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  8. Eva,

    I can't see your email anywhere that I can find, but my public on is msleaf at wildblue dot net.

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