Sekhnet periodically goes on a strict diet, cutting out most of the foods one should avoid to maintain a healthy weight: bread, pudding, pasta, desserts, fried food. During these healthy times she refuses to take even a bite of any of these foods. “It’s like giving blood to a shark,” she says, “if I have one bite I’ll have to eat the whole thing, and more besides.”
I’m thinking about that because, while I spend at least an hour a day tapping here at the keyboard, taking a sharp knife to my words and hitting “publish” at the end, it is only recently that somebody else took a dull knife to my words, published them and sent me a check.
“Cah-ching!” I said, as I signed those babies and fed them into the ATM.
Got a taste of blood, after years of honing rows of teeth to a razor sharpness. One may quibble with the things I write here, wonder about a man with so much time on his hands, so seemingly unable to do most other things that normal people do.
The hour or two I spent tapping out a thoughtful piece on the word “motherfucker”, for example, is it really worth writing about, for f-word’s fucking sake? (unsuccessfully searched this blahg for the piece I wrote about the fascinating etymology of the word and my father’s didactic role in bringing it to my attention. Maybe it was on my previous blahg?)
Anyway, that’s it. I got a taste for blood now. I want a nice tall glass of it, and another one after.