Come to think of it — it’s not just spitting!

Jul 7, 2021 | 0 comments

It occurred to me when my friend Cate commented on my chicken-spitting-watermelon-seeds blog that there are several other things that our girls miss out on.  Take the significance of Lauren Bacall, for instance, and her remark to Bogie: “You know how to whistle, don’t you? You just put your lips together and blow.”  (And did you know that she tucked a whistle into his coffin at his funeral?)

Obviously she couldn’t have said that to Clara or Slutvana or to Little Red Hen.  Not a lip among ’em!  And I’m not sure if it would work with beaks.  Furthermore, are they even able to blow?  Or, when it comes right down to it, what about sucking?  (Isn’t that the opposite of blowing?)  I’ve never seen a chicken do that either.  Beaks may have their advantages, but they definitely can’t compete with some of the lip qualities we know and  love.

And what about lipstick?  “Yes” for us.  “No” for chickens.  Although… I did read somewhere that there are birds with bright red beaks, but not chickens as far as I know.  On the other hand… I doubt if they ever have a need for Chapstick or have any concept at all of chapped lips.  Lucky them.

Well, I think it all goes back to celebrating our differences!  Everybody’s.  Yours, mine, and the chicken people’s.   After all, they may not be able to pucker up but, on the other hand, it’s not so easy for us to fluff and preen, either.  Not literally, anyway.



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