this beautiful postcard arrived in my mailbox not too long ago announcing the upcoming wedding of my oldest friend. i almost just wrote “one of” but in fact she is my oldest. we met in the first grade. her husband to be is a gifted artist and no doubt created this announcement by hand and by heart. here, is merely a snippet of graphic devotion. word art.
chicken of the sea: it has been a gradual process to eliminate things with legs in my diet. i have not eaten big animals in two and a half years. i stopped eating things with wings about three months ago. but oooh… ahhh… the fins and scales. the textures of smooth, silky and fleshy. the colors pink and white, gray and silver… the melt, squish and the chew my oh my… sea creatures. you make a strong statement. you strike an intriguing bargain. your plea is honest and fair. but you are too good a catch. too nice a bite. and your friends and cousins with shells and spines- for the cracking and slurping… i can’t. i just won’t. i have never even entertained the thought… of ever… giving you up.