Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"Iris" (Three Legged Man) by Karhu Clifton

Somehow three seems right. Easier to balance. There are no two-legged stools. Toddlers do not skin their knees falling off tricycles. Three seems more lovely, even venerable. As the School House Rock song goes, "three is a magic number." Three primary colors are the source of all others. In the Christian trinity God is three. And three points make the journey more interesting. It can fly us up and then drop us back down, or roll us down and toss us back up to where we started. Yes, three is just better. We are all missing a limb. This is why we feel ugly, unbalanced, and lacking.

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