Thanks to my gracious neighbor, I was able to weigh Tiger Lily. As a family member said upon first seeing her 2 years ago, “Oh, I see you have a double wide.”
Weight is such an unkind instrument of measurement. Having always carried an extra 10 (if not 20) pounds and fantasizing about losing weight, I now find myself in the startling and curious position of being too thin. When someone who doesn’t quite measure 5′ tall loses 30 lbs in one year, the result is not flattering. Why is it that I used to feel guilty about being a size 10 or 12, but I now feel guilty about size 0 being large on me? Ah, vanity, thy name is (cultural conceptions of beauty for a) woman!