I don't think I'm normally one to make fun of another's physical deformities. I have enough deformities of my own. But sometimes, I'm just overwhelmed. Sunday morning was one such occasion.
I was watching The Sports Reporters on ESPN before setting off for church. As I looked up from the newspaper, I saw Mitch Albom on the screen. As you may or may not know, Mitch Albom is the bestselling author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You'll Meet in Heaven. He's also, in a shocking development, a sports writer. Anywho, when I spied Mr. Albom, I became transfixed. Time stood still as one question and one question ran on a continual loop through my head. What the heck is going on with his ears?
First, they are huge. I don't mean big...or large. Gargantuan would be a good word. The coverage area is approximately the same as the Princess Leia hairdo. Ok, so they're big. Two, and maybe more importantly, they are quite craggy. The space and definition between the helix and the antihelix is moat-like. The picture I've provided does not do them justice. Trust me. I think the picture below, though, does come closest to capturing the essence of Mitch Albom's ears.