Friday, September 06, 2013

Tin Cicada?

    We've had a few blessedly-cool nights recently.  Blessed for humans, at least -- the other morning, walking from house to garage in the chill, I noticed a couple of cicadas creeping with painful slowness.  One was right on the threshold of the entry door, and as I picked him up to move out of the way, he struggled lethargically and I could swear I heard a buzzy whisper, "...oil can...."*
* Is it just me, or does Jon Lovitz's pathological liar character "Tommy Flanagan" have more than an echo of the cinematic Tin Woodman in his voice?

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

Wasn't the Tin Cicada the brother of Tecumseh and called "The Prophet"?