Windshield Penates


Hanging from the top of the windshield were the penates: a baby’s shoe- that’s for protection, for the stumbling feet of a baby require the constant caution and aid of God; and a tiny boxing glove- and that’s for power, the power of the fist on the driving forearm, the drive of the piston pushing its connecting rod, the power of person as responsible and proud individual. There hung also on the windshield a little plastic kewpie doll with a cerise and green ostrich-feather headdress and provocative sarong. And this was for the pleasures of the flesh and of the eye, of the nose, of the ear.” -John Steinbeck, The Wayward Bus

I love Talismans.


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