How easily are you pegged?
June 5, 2019

I tried to talk myself into a tattoo recently. It didn’t work. Body art’s quite the commitment.

“For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.” No problem! But a tattoo? No. I can’t even commit to a vanity license plate.

There’s just something about summing up the entirety of your essence that way. It isn’t that it can’t be done. It’s just that if you’re doing life right, won’t that essence evolve? Maybe I’m deluded -- essence alert! essence alert! -- but I’d like to think so.

And while we’re on the subject of things you’d attach to your car, how’s this for a bumper sticker? It’s the very definition of words worth ink: “Honk if you are Jesus.”