Friday, June 22, 2012
Since I have nothing much else to share with you this evening I thought you might enjoy reading a postcard from Crow that came in the mail today:
Greetings, my dear susan,
I know you're not likely to credit this but according to a most remarkable rumor I heard recently, the states of N. Carolina, Texas, and Virginia have passed laws outlawing (virtually commanding) the sea level not to rise. Naturally, that made me wonder if the sea level does rise in those states will the sea be arrested? Will it be read its Miranda rights and be locked up in the local hoosegow prior to a trial? Will use of a mop be considered inhumane treatment of a prisoner? Who will form the jury of its peers? It can't very well be made up of the major US rivers since even the most enthusiastic members of the Tea Party must understand that calling to jury duty the Columbia, the Colorado, the Pecos, the Mississippi, the Chattahoochee (love that name) and their ilk would be a serious conflict of interest. Perhaps they'll call on some of my ocean dwelling friends but after the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster most of them refuse to go near American coastal waters these days.
In any case it should be quite entertaining when the M$M spends hours, days, weeks, and possibly, months covering that trial. I may need you to send me an extra case of Remy as I anticipate a rather more powerful than usual urge for drink. Come to think of it perhaps you could send some leeches too as I think I might require a good bleeding. It appears I may have a toad or a small dwarf living inside me that is upsetting my bodily humours for surely that rumor couldn't be true.
Now I'll have to see about transforming this charming picture into something a bit more colorful to add to his collection.