Sunday, November 6, 2011

Skull (310/365)

2011 11 06 _MG_6592w
“The madhouse of the skull.”
Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Ill Seen Ill Said, p. 20, Grove Press (1981).

TIME:  7:05 PM
PLACE:  Living Room
SUBJECT:  Cow skull

Before I left last week, StellaDella requested that she wanted me to bring her only one thing back from Texas – a cow skull.  From any other 7-year-old girl, that would be an odd request.  From my daughter, not so much.  On Saturday, I located this one.  I liked it because the horns curled under.  I was told that this was because the rancher weighted the horns to keep them from catching on things or from accidently goring the other cows or the rancher.  I couldn’t wait to see the look on her face today when I gave it to her.  I wasn’t disappointed – she adores it.

1 comment:

bentonflocke said...

a little bit scary - but great shot