Fat Squirrel Self PortaitPosted: November 9, 2014
Yup, this post is just what it sounds like. Just got the kids in bed after a fun day that culminated in a delightful dinner at the “Railroad Restaurant” with Gigi, Papa, and Mimi. And there are dishes and laundry and lunches with which I must contend. So I’m tired.
But I’ve been waiting to show you this amazing self portrait, as done by a local squirrel. As you may recall, Herr Husband carved a skunk Jack-o-Lantern to the delight of our children.
But it must have delighted our local squirrel less so. Perhaps he was offended not to be portrayed in the Jack-o-Lantern. Perhaps he’d just been yearning for the opportunity to craft a selfie, and finally had a medium he could work with. Whatever his reason, behold:
He seriously gnawed it into a squirrel shape, and a fat one at that, all the while fattening himself further. It’s so meta and po-mo and brilliant that I think my head is going to explode. And it’s a good likeness, too. Fuck that skumpkin, said our squirrel, I’m going to make an image of myself. What a perfect representation of our times, and all times.
I wonder what other gifts he has. Maybe if I leave some playdough outside, he’ll sculpt himself in that, too. Or maybe he’ll sculpt a likeness of me… Is there a market for this stuff? Or could I turn it into a kids book about an artistically gifted squirrel? So many possibilities…
I told you I was tired.