I was sitting today in the waiting room of one of those off-campus medical buildings every hospital seems to have. My mother-in-law was in for some blood work. It wasn't going to be long.
There were so few people in the vicinity to attract attention that I reflexively looked around for some magazine to kill time.
I ruled out one with a very pregnant woman on the cover. And I also declined to reach for "Glamour". At 10 in the morning, who feels glamorous?
That left "Good Housekeeping". Why not? I figured there's got to be pictures of spring flowers or maybe a few exotic scenes of some vacation isle. Some place to get away. From ...you know... HOUSEKEEPING.
I barely had the magazine a few minutes in my hands when my mother-in-law reappeared ready to go. But in those few minutes I read something that made my day.
For those who don't read "Good Housekeeping", there's a special department called 'You Said It!' Subtitle: 'What GH readers are doing and sharing now'. What caught my eye was a black and white photo---apparently affixed to the page by a trompe l'oeil red stick pin---of Michelangelo's David with a green leaf covering you-know-what.
It was a reader's contribution entitled 'Adopt X-ray Vision'. And I quote:
"I pretend everyone's nude. It gives me that secret inner smile and twinkle." I prefer to keep this imaginative reader's name confidential. I wouldn't want her to find out who I am.
There are things for my wife's eyes only.