Thursday, June 12, 2008

bonus anecdote #5 (double-length) - one of a couple dozen uncles

the hygienist called me; another patient started to sing Pearl, Pearl, Pearl...

my mind filled in my uncle's "improvised" refrain – you're such an ugly girl

uncle strummed it on his guitar, it seemed, every Sunday.

a couple years ago his sisters "got thru"; his reflexive insults made obstacles

penitent, he understood he was taken as corrosive, not funny, not clever.

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