Tuesday, March 15, 2016
I Put on a Cat Head
Lee Durkee and I took a leisurely, sociable walk around town last evening. I stopped to put on this mask I saw in the window of Off Square Books. It has my germs in it now. And I have its. (That reminds me of the old S.J. Perelman cartoon caption, "I have Bright's disease and he has mine.") I had neglected to bring my wallet, or I might have surprised Dr. Theresa by wearing the cat head in the door when I got home... in retrospect a prank that could have gone awry. The mask cost thirty-two dollars, which seemed like a lot to me, but Lee said it was a high-quality cat mask and the price seemed reasonable, considering. It was smothering and difficult to remove.