*******Squaring the Circle of Our Rad Trad Catholic Girardian Conserberalism******* all 4 1 & 1 4 all
Oo, Porthos. You know the way to my heart is Our Lady. It IS magnificent.Aramis, can you post it here for us? Can ya, huh, huh, huh?
Me say too!Huh? Huh? Huh?I would love it if we could get it up there permanently on the sidebar or something. (Hint, hint, hint . . .) Just saying.
Hey, Velazquez is pretty cool and everything, but Athos, not a word about my italics or my bold? ???My ontological density's getting a little thin, here . . .
Dear Porthos,Love the image. May I suggest that when we want to add an image to blog that we make a comment as to why the image means something to you OR add a reflection that you feel goes with the image.Peace
You mean my "Look! I can do italics and bold!" didn't do it for you, Aramis?OK, OK, I got it . . .
I love the edit, Aramis. I also thank thee for all the links you provided for the Dejohnette pieces and for the You Tube embed.Since I don't want to mess up your edit (and possibly make the picture disappear) I'll add my commentary here. I first saw the Immaculate Conception painting in a black & white reproduction in a book by Jarislov (?) Pelikan called Mary through the Ages. (Wonderful book, by the way.) I just saw it and said, Wow! No profound thoughts. I wanted to get it in color and frame it, but first I wanted to track it down on the Internet and get a better look. This was all about 5 years ago, I think. I still haven't acquired a paper reproduction but hope to someday.I don't know much about the painting. I wonder if it might not be modelled on Our Lady of Guadalupe.Note that the painting is biblical: "A woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of (twelve?) stars upon her head."I really can't think of anything profound to say here, um . . . the painting kind of speaks for itself. I like the clouds, the sun in the background. Freshness, creation, mystery, fruitfulness, pregnancy. I like the earth grounding, with the polis off there in the background, suggesting that . . . I don't know-- that maybe that this is not pie in the sky stuff, that Mary is queen of Heaven AND Earth. It's a picture of beauty and piety and tranquility and intelligence, without sugary stuff, without Catholic kitsch.How about you? What thoughts does it give either of you?
For anyone listening, if you haven't "click to enlarge" on that image, you should.
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