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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Word Voodoo

Word voodoo: It's the harm we do to ourselves and others when we're not careful with the kinds of labels we attach. For instance, if I were to call my waistline "revolting" in its out-of-shapedness, well ... word voodoo. Terrible ramifications.

Decades ago, I quit smoking. I quit dating boys who weren't worthy of me. I have quit buying every piece of jewelry that makes me salivate, and I've quit thinking someone else will walk the dog. Now I just walk the dog.

Word voodoo. Tryin' to quit ...


Maureen said...

This is one of my favorite sketches of your's. I can see it as one of those faux-vintage t-shirts that are in the stores.

Nin Andrews said...

I love this! Word voodoo indeed. And yes, I walk the dog.