Aug 17, 2006

29 years since Elvis

Yesterday, when writing on her cast, when all the 2nd graders took a turn with the marker putting down their names on her bright pink cast, someone wrote the name Elvis. These are 2nd graders. She doesn't remember who it was. She doesn't know if there's a boy in her grade named Elvis, or a boy in her grade who likes Elvis. Or even anyone who has a clear idea of who he is. She doesn't remember if it was the Elvis. All she knows and all we know is that the name is there, up by the edge written sideways.

Elvis and the little girl

Elvis as a means of social control
Bush greets Elvis fans
Which Elvis?
Food for a king
Elvis as hips
Reward offered for found Elvis
Virtual Graceland tour
Elvis as a good-enough Christian
The Elvis cup
Overrated Elvis.

Of course Elvis lives. That's not the question. The question is, what is Elvis?