Thursday, November 16, 2006

Something you don't see everyday.

I bought this in Pompeii when I was last in Italy. Essentially it is a penis, with a penis, with a penis, with a small version of itself with several more penises attached.

It is a replica of an actual Roman phallic talisman. Some were worn on the belt or on the body, some decorated homes and some were used as street signs to point the way to brothels.

What amazes me is that I have had this hanging in my bathroom for a long time. Dozens of people have come and gone without ever emerging with a comment.

I also realized that in the week before the wedding we had tons of family in the apartment, including a lot of kids, and again...nary a comment about the penis with penises hanging in my bathroom.