Friday, February 22, 2013

Good Lord



This Lady lives two blocks away from my house. She used to have back-up, but from what I can tell, now she looks after the entire town all by herself.

I've been working on a piece about feminism and the Tidy Bowl man. If I can ever bring it together, you'll be the first to know. In the meantime, let me share Kevin McCollister's series featuring East LA Madonnas.

Me -- I like having a Madonna in the general vicinity. I'm a non-believer who wears a St. Christopher's medal and carries a ridiculous amount of homeowner's insurance.

23 comments:

  1. That's St. Christopher as in the patron saint of trespassers?

    I love Kevin's Madonnas, and yours, but I'm glad you've got insurance as a back-up in case Our Lady of Guadalupe is busy elsewhere when the next earth, wind or fire event happens.

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  2. Gorgeous mural!. Yes, yours fits right in w/ Kevin's Madonnas for sure!

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  3. Great looking Madonna. If you want to commission me to do a mosaic Madonna on your house to keep this one company I'd be happy to do it. It might take a year or so though and you might get tired of me hanging about. Thanks for the link to Kevin's series - great stuff. I'm a non-believer who carries her ibuprofen in a sacred heart Jesus pill case.

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  4. Such a beautiful Southern California scene . . . a succulent garden, public art, and a citrus tree in the background. But it's cold. Perhaps she's praying for warmer weather.

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  5. Kevin's photos of Madonna are wonderful. As is yours. The Ladies may be helpful in ways we don't comprehend -- still it's wise to have insurance. :-)

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  6. Great photo, Karin!
    Love the cactaceas around.

    I enjoyed Kevin McCollister's series of LA Madonnas. Thanks for the link.

    Have a good weekend.

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  7. Your post made me smile for so many reasons. Had a recent birthday and a friend gave me a little guardian angel to clip on the visor of my car to keep me safe since I had lost my magnetic St. Christopher's statue, and despite prayers and pleas to St. Francis, I never did find. I know in my heart that St. Chris, despite losing his halo, kept me from many a speeding ticket. Now I have an angel :) I may have to slow down for awhile and see how she works out.

    The mural is beautiful and I enjoyed Kevin's collection of madonnas. Brought back memories of all the "Marys in a bathtub"
    (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_Madonna)that adorned so many RI gardens.

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  8. Good Lady.
    Speaking of the Lord, in vain, I never watch SNL, but somehow caught the Tarantino version of Christoph Walz as Jesus--

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  9. (lol...at what Bellis said about St. Christopher.)

    Interesting piece you're working on. I can't begin to imagine what THAT will be about. I guess I'll have to wait for it.

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  10. Kevin has a way with the Ladies, doesn't he? If you visit the old Christian folk churches in Norway, you can tell I come by the double insurance honestly. The churches have carvings of Norse gods guarding the entrance.

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  11. That's a beauty and I wouldn't mind having one near me!

    I love street art and religious icons. I'm agnostic or, maybe more accurately, a humanist. But I still like collecting them. For some odd reason, I still haven't found a madonna I like (and can afford). Lots of Ganesh and Vishnu though LOL.

    Your blogger friend takes fantastic pictures and not just of madonnas. Thanks for the link :)

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  12. I'll have to rely on Madonna's because I'm woefully under insured

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  13. Just for you, KB, there is Paul Newman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHf7TD4qwjk

    Apologies for the ad that preceds the film clip.

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  14. Well, our dinnertime conversation about a TV segment my boys caught recently (while channel surfing) about an extreme coupon cutter named Fatima led to a discussion of Our Lady of Fatima, which led to contemplation of why shepherd children should have felt the need to do penance...can you smell the agnostic gene at work? Still, I have hubby's granny's "sick call box" stashed in the dining room, for just in case. You never know what you might need.

    And save church yards, you never see overt religious displays like that hereabouts. Yours would certainly be a lively conversation piece, however!

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  15. You can never be too safe. Love the photos on Madonnas - yours and Kevin's. I feel safer already!

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  16. Heathen that I am, I had to google "Sick call box." But then, I only learned last week what "stations of the cross" meant. That's what comes of attending a Sunday School where the major activity was cutting out paperdoll apostles.

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  17. Karin and Kevin. Works for me.

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  18. Ditto Ken. Nice plug for a very worthy fellow blogger in Kevin.

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  19. I had never heard of sick call box either and looked it up. Had it been called Last Rites, I would have known they were writing about the oils and such that priests take to those about to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Last Rites).
    The movie Bless Me, Ultima came out this weekend and in it there is a good bit of discussion of Catholicism and Nihilism. The book is a classic and a favorite of the Librotraficantes.

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  20. Heathen that I am, I had to have the resident lapsed Catholic explain it to me. And I think the whole thing is outdated by a century or so. I went to the same kind of Sunday School as you did. It was more fun than the serious kind, don't you think?

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  21. So happy to have found your blog - such wonderful stories and photos! Thank you for the link too!

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  22. Watched an episode of The Closer right after first seeing this and guess who made an appearance? Exact same Madonna in a church. It seems so exotic from where I'm sitting.

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  23. I've run into this lady just a few times in the 'hood. It's always a delight to make her acquaintance.

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