Monday, May 24, 2010
The Admiral has recently appeared in my neighborhood. He wears navy blue spats and black boots laced to just below his knees. Two rows of shiny brass buttons gallop up and down his short, tightly fitted military jacket. A navy blue visored cap, made comical by three inches extra height, sits angled above his brow. He walks slowly and deliberately, swinging a walking stick by his side. With his head pointed regally ahead, he walks as if he were the chief of police keeping the neighborhood safe from ruffians. Or people who might spoil his freedom to remain The Admiral.