In response to The New York Times article “650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing.”
513. “What’s Your Favorite T-Shirt?”
Ode to my favorite shirt:
“Follow me to
it says, and features some Hindu divinities (Vishnu with a pair of Laxmis). They ride an orange and red (my favorite color: vermilion) eagle with a stern face, wings extended, beak askance, clenching a thick cobra who frowns tongue out.
From Marfa, Texas, where I bought it on the tail end of a camping trip with Ian and Greg, my cowboy traveler co-companions, co-champions.
The shirt itself is cream colored, like a chai with too much milk, or résumé paper.
A grease spot stains the bottom, just above the belt line, from when I tucked the shirt into my jeans and bumped against the front end of a hot grill once.
MADE in the USA – 100% cotton – MEDIUM (38-40) // tag~
No holes, no pit stains… shirt going strong… year three and some change… hope to have it for many more years…
It makes me feel. It makes me happy. When I see me in it in a photo, I remind myself to wear it again soon. Don’t we all have a shirt such as?