Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Camel...or Peacock?

You decide:

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Okay, so it's obviously a camel. But doesn't it look like it wants to be a peacock?

In my head, this camel has decided it wants to be be more than a camel. It wants color (i.e., creativity--if you're catching on to my symbolism here) to be a part of its life, and it it isn't afraid to display its "feathers" proudly.

Sure, they might not be exactly like the oh-so-perfect feathers of the real peacocks (i.e., the "professionals") out there, but you know what? They're beautiful all the same. Different. Unique camel feathers.

And that's what makes them special.

Further cogitation: It seems to me that a lot of new writers see themselves as camels, and other writers* (who may be a little (or a lot) farther down the Great Rocky Writing Path) as resplendent peacocks. Well, you know what? I say, if you're a camel, wear your colors proudly!

*This applies to more than writers, of course. Whatever your creative outlet, give those "feathers" your own unique twist.

Disclaimer: If this post is as wacky as I suspect, I plead drugs. No! Not that kind. Medication. Wait...not that kind, either! Oh, heck. Let's just say I did not escape the crud TG had. Woo-hoo, fun times. But I'm almost better now, so it's vaguely possible you might get an intelligible** post soon.

** I was going to say "intelligent," but that's just crazy talk. Let's not expect miracles. ;)

Happy Hump Day! Go forth and display your colors!

Oh, wait...the question. Hmm...are you a camel or a peacock (or peahen, I suppose, depending on your gender)? What makes your feathers special?***

*** Hey, I told you I was medicated... 


Unknown said...

I love your Hump Day posts. Never know what I'm going to get, but it kicks off my Wednesdays with a smile!

Linda G. said...

A.N. -- Thanks! :)

Kimberly Sabatini said...

I'm stuck on camelcock. He's a new breed ROTFL! OK--I'm done here.

Linda G. said...

K-pop -- Camelcock? ROF,L!!! Now, why didn't I think of that? I blame the medicine for dulling my wits. ;)

Diane Henders said...

Oh, no, you got the crud! That sucks - hope you feel better soon.

I think I'm just a plain old camel - I hate dressing up, and being a peacock would be a strain. But I'm being the best camel I can possibly be. Fortunately, some people *like* camels... :-)

abby mumford said...

umm. zebra.

Linda G. said...

Diane -- Just as long as you're proud of your humps. ;)

Abby -- LOL! Zebras are cool. :)

LD Masterson said...


Linda G. said...

LD -- Ha! That sounds kind of naughty, too. ;)

Patsy said...

I'm not as bright or noticeable as a peacock so I think maybe I'll be a long tailed tit. (I know you'll think that sounds naughty too but I'm sticking with it.)

Al said...

Get well soon!
Can't we choose something else.
I'd pick satin bower bird, not as flashy as a peacock and inclined to hoard junk.

Carol Kilgore said...

LOL! That's too funny, but I do get the gist. Thanks for introducing us to Peacock Camel, Esq.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

Dang, I was going to use the maybe...Peamel?

Okay, maybe not.

Hope you feel better soon!

Delia said...

Badger. Totally badger.

Linda G. said...

Patsy -- *chokes* Ha-ha! Okay, that one is too easy when you have a mind like mine. ;)

Al -- Thanks! The satin bower bird sounds like it might be right at home in my basement.

Carol -- You're quite welcome. :)

Ter Anne -- Thanks! I fear I may live. :)

Unknown said...

Tis the elusive camelcock. er...wait. that sounded vaguely (okay. okay. REALLY) naughty. how about peacam? WOW. that sounded even pervvier.

um...what was the question again?

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

I guess I'm a peacock cause I do like my colors.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, pooh, sorry you caught it.
Feel better soon!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Oh, rats. I'm sorry to hear you got sick, too. I hope you're feeling all better now. (And I hope T.G. threw soup to you as sweetly as you threw it to him.)

I reckon I'm a camel trying to convince myself I'm a peacock. (hen?)

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

Wow, Linda. I have never been so inspired by a picture of a camel with feathers. lol
You nut.
But you make a good point.