Flay everything open. Pry free the heart. It takes some nerve. What I mean is, it’ll hurt, but you can get at what you crave if you want it badly enough.
Gator Butchering For Beginners
Alligator, Robert Tabak, Frisco, Texas
Sometimes fiction is about one thing but really about another thing. Today’s flash fiction is obviously about butchering an alligator but even more obviously not about butchering an alligator.
Also… when it comes to butchering an alligator – what is it like to be a
beginner? More importantly what it is like to not be a beginner – to be, for example, the person that writes the instructions?
Texas Sculpture Garden
“While he sat there he decided he would buy a waterbed. He had always imagined owning a waterbed when he was successful, but now it struck him that getting the bed might invoke the man he wanted to become. You bought a waterbed and so became the sort of man who owned a waterbed.”
― Lisa Moore, Alligator
Alligator, Robert Tabak
“maybe humans are just the pet alligators that Gd flushed down the toilet”
—- Chuck Palahniuk
Last year, this woman was riding in the
Bishop Arts District Mardi Gras Parade with a (small) alligator:
Instead of beads, this woman wanted to throw live alligators.
this year, she was back. This time with a giant snake (I believe it is a reticulated python – but I could be wrong).
Luckily, she didn’t throw anything.
Don’t worry… she was riding on the Dallas Zoo float… so I guess she knows what she is doing.
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