Friday, May 13, 2011

Sky Blue Jesus

I'm not a big fan of lawn ornaments. South Africans seem to love them - from water features to metal cranes to stone turtles to... sky blue Jesus?

I would like to ask, "Why sky blue, of all the colours to paint a stone statue of Jesus? And why didn't you finish painting Mary?" But I have learned that when you move to another country, there are some questions to which you will never know the answer. And that's okay, because sometimes the mystery is more entertaining.

1 comment:

Dianne said...

When I lived in Baltimore, I used to drive past a house that had a plastic lawn ornament Mary in their bay window. It was one of those Christmas nativity lawn ornaments that could be lit from within. Thing was, they chose to use a red lightbulb.