Saturday, January 24, 2004

A thought

I was behind an SUV today that had a sticker of a bald eagle with what appeared to be either the reflection of - or a badly painted rendition of - the American flag on its face. What was so odd about it was how smeary and abstract the flag looked, and it gave me the unsettling impression of the flag having been smeared or stamped on the eagle's face as though it had hit the bumper of an SUV with a flag sticker on it which subsequently left the mark on its face. I personally like patriotic statements and symbols - always have - but this one just left me with the image or our national symbol bouncing off the bumper of a speeding vehicle, managing to survive, but forever having this bummer of a smear on its face. Ew. Poor bird.

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