Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Piercing I Will Never Have

What is something that you have always wanted to do, but have left it too late?

For me, it's getting an earring. I have always wanted an earring. Nothing too showy, just a little sleeper in my left ear. But I never got around to doing it, at first because I knew my mum would say I looked ridiculous, and in more recent times because I knew my wife would say I looked ridiculous.

Oh, let me live!

But it's too late for me now. To get an earring at 31 reeks of an early mid-life crisis. Next thing I'd be wearing a leather wristband with metal studs and listening to emo bands. It's a slippery slope.

But still, deep in my heart of hearts, there will always be a little hole of emptiness, a tiny void that could only be filled by an earring.


Pedro said...

Idea brethra... get the peircing. Shhhhh. Then when no one is looking, pop in that Anti-vampire talisman (the lost boys had 'em) and wander the streets of enfield like the rebel without a cause you and I know you are!!!
Then slink in, take it out and back to the realms of mediocrity.
simple. nice.

Ben McLaughlin said...

wow--anti vampire talisman... that sounds very awesome. I'm picturing myself right now, and I look very tough.