My Michigan license plate, which I’ve had for a year now, has the following configuration:
This unforeseen Michigan connection is surely a sign that I must focus my academic efforts on textual criticism, and especially on the text St Matthew 26:19-52 with particular reference to this manuscript.
Now the reason why I’ve had occasion to notice the configuration of my license plate is that my registration is due this coming Sunday, August 29. That, of course, is my birthday, which makes this a most auspicious season for the sign above to be revealed. “I am struck with great awe and wonder,” you say. “This is truly a wondrous occurrence. How can I fittingly respond to it?” I quite understand your reaction, my gentle snowflakes, and it is only because I know full well that an adequate response is essential to the integrity of such an experience that I dare to suggest:
There you will find a wholly appropriate outlet for your outburst of preternatural emotion, and the six convenient categories listed on the left side of the page effectively allow you to, as they say, pick your poison. Often a single purchase is sufficient, but more fervent types have suggested that sometimes two or even three purchases of this sort are necessary to sufficiently respond to the magnitude of the experience. But whether it’s one, two, or three, I sincerely hope that my wish list, humbly offered to you in an effort to help, will certainly accomplish the purpose for which I present it.