Tess uses this delightful fantasy by Marc Chagall to float our boats this week.
The Promenade, 1918, by Marc Chagall
The lassie declared to her mate
"I think it's time I lost some weight."
They didn't see that
she really meant "fat."
Now she can't get around
with both feet on the ground
'cos she's lighter than air
and it's really not fair -
Her husband's been told
he must keep a tight hold
or she could drift far off into space. (*)
(*) I can't claim originality. The idea that "losing weight" isn't what the overweight really need to do was used by H.G.Wells in 1903 in a short story "The Truth About Pyecraft."