Cat on a hot tin roof?
A leopard with changing spots?
A little devilish?
Or prolific like a bunny!
Float like a butterfly?
Sting like a bee?
My friend MaryAnne and I were musing on the personas in my storage box: cat ears and whiskers, leopard ears and tail, devil horns and bunny ears, butterfly wings and a bee’s antenna.
There were also a couple of elaborate masks, a crown, some sparkly beads, ribbons, a magic wand, and a renaissance headpiece.
“I could be a princess!” MaryAnne exclaimed.
“Or a fairy?” I wondered.
In the end, she opted for a wicked black witch’s cap, and I donned a pair of green gossamer butterfly wings.
What would you choose?
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“A man’s alter ego is nothing more than his favorite image of himself.”
— Stan Redding, Catch Me If You Can
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Photo: Parisian artist Leonor Fini at an artist ball in Paris 1946.