“Evolution is a funny thing, developing defense mechanisms that work solely on the element of surprise. Case study: when I was 7, Scott Haley and I caught a lizard in his backyard. The lizard was so shocked it shed its tail in Scott’s hand at which point Scott started bawling. His dad said the tail would grow back, but before we could witness the reptilian resurrection, his parents split up and his mom moved him to Sarasota. Point is: to survive is to let go. Of old habits, new friends, and to shed your tail every now and again. It leaves scars and it isn’t pretty but if you look close enough, what is?” — Mary Shannon, “In Plain Sight”
I like Mary. On the show “Plain Sight”, she’s a Federal Marshal with the witness protection program. Mary is both tough and funny. She’s also known as a royal pain in the butt. Hmmm…
But what I really wanted to say was how much I like the above quote from a recent program. I like the idea of shedding your tail every now and again, and the acknowledgement that the process isn’t pretty.
If you’re wondering what the photo has to do with any of this… nothing. I’ve been playing around with adding texture layers to photos and it’s one of my experiments. I don’t have many textures yet to play with and the one I used isn’t the best for this photo but the point was to play with something a little different, a little artsy, and to have some fun doing so.
Bye, bye tail!
p.s. For those people curious about all the egg shells in the photo in my last post, I think that’s at least two weeks worth of eggs. They’re a cheap staple of my diet. I rinse and collect the shells until I have enough to then bake the remaining lining out of the inside and crush the shells up until they are like a powder that can go into the worm bin or be used for a calcium supplement for the dogs and cat. Aren’t you sorry you asked?