Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Boa Constrictor

When I was a little girl, my mom was working on her PhD in psychology. I remember that several times she took me with her to see the lady who was typing her dissertation. In the front foyer of her house, this lady had a huge aquarium inhabited by a huge boa constrictor, probably six feet long.

Whenever I try to visualize my dissertation, all I can see is that boa constrictor.


Abby said...

Okay, that's clearly symbolic, but I LOVE boas. Very cool. Also, full of calm strength. So maybe not such a scary symbol. Maybe exactly the symbol you need. Like a totem.

Remind me to tell you about the April Chicken of Doom sometime. A boa is way cooler than a chicken.

Wow, I'm betting that last section makes NO sense.

Suzanne said...

Hmm, that's a nice way to think about it. The problem is, in the picture in my head the snake is about three times my size.

April Chicken of Doom? I have to hear about this.