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Monday, September 24, 2007

She'd have worn them if she had them

I think

The photo's a bit fuzzy, simply because it was cropped from a larger photo. The full photo shows the instigator, who shall go nameless. Given the grin on the instigator's face, I didn't have the heart to remove the glasses. It's a test, anyway, to see how observant the pastor is.

Trust me, if your parish is in a tourist area in the American Southwest, you are going to have a drawer full of left behind sunglasses. Sometimes they are put to uses the original owner could not have foreseen. I expect in Alaska Our Lady may have acquired a pair of mukluks, a sled dog or two, and a parka. It's the thought that counts. Sorta.


Ebeth said...

fopl!!!!!! (oh, falling off pillar laughing)

Surely our Lord and His mother have a sense of humor.


gemoftheocean said...

If they don't, I'm in trouble. I mean, I've been to Hawaii and have seen the Blessed Mother adorned with Hawaiian leis... same principle. I like to think of what Our Lady would be like to meet in "Real life" were she to come over for a slice of key lime pie or something. If she had had a refrigerator or a blender back in her day, or a camera to take pictures of Jesus and her family - I have a hunch she would have used it. Granted the sunglasses are a little whimsical - but I can't see her refusing in real life!

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

I love it! Perhaps I should leave a cuppa under a statue one of these days.

gemoftheocean said...

WSN: in the case of a cup of tea, you might attract some neighborhood critters, if it's an outdoor shrine. :-D

swissmiss said...

I think Our Lady needed to be born back when she was. To live in today's world with computers and other electronic devices, is enough to make anyone curse, even a saint!

Key lime? French silk.

Paulinus said...

We had a statue of St Thomas Aquinas at school, his hand raised in benediction. Needless to say he was often seen with a cigarette between the index and middle fingers of his right hand.

Culprits usually got detention.

gemoftheocean said...

Paulinus: How much you want to bet the faculty smoked the cigarettes?

I think it was Bill Cosby who said one time a teacher grabbed a comic book from him and said: "You'll get this back at the end of the semester." And Bill said "Why? Does it take you that long to read it?"
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