Sunday, August 27, 2006


I remember playing Statue Tag when I was a kid. Whoever was "it" turned there back to the other players and counted to ten while they approached from a few yards away. When "it" turned around everyone had to freeze like statues. This happened until someone eventually tagged the person who was "it" and everyone ran back to base. If "it" caught you, you had to be "it."

In retrospect, "it" was a stupid game.

I am an adult now and I did find a new way to play statue without dealing with any issues with pigeons. Plus I don't have to be a mime, either.

These photos were originally of statues I saw when I was in England about 15 years ago. A couple were taken at Salisbury Cathederal and the one above is from the British Museum Greek section.

In case you are curious, here is the chimera before I became one with it.

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