So I went to Borders this afternoon to buy a book. Just a cookbook. That’s all — one of those in and out trips. I knew what I wanted and went straight to the desired section and would have left immediately except for this epic weakness that I have.
I like journals.
It’s a little weird. I don’t necessarily buy them, or even use them. (Well, full disclosure, I do now, rather obsessively. The using, as in actually filling them up as opposed to just standing in front of them and coveting them). So naturally I went to look at the journals and selected a nice sturdy one that would take some abuse. But I digress, this is not about journals. It’s about the display next to them.
There was this heinous fuchsia sparkly statue of Mary. Oh, and there was a silver one of Jesus. They are banks…with slots on their backs and rubber stoppers on the bottom.
It makes my soul cry a little. I mean, I like kitschy and fun as much as the next person, and I have been known to be a little irreverent. Maybe. Just a little.
But this? Too. Much.
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I have at least 5 journals which you have inspired me to start. I keep thinking if I get this one the words will flow, its: cleaner looking; no lines; with a spiral; without a spiral; blank pages; then I will be inspired. But the only one I have filled is the small red one with gold embossing you bought for me that Christmas. I have filled it with my thoughts mostly on the books by St. Teresa of Avila.
I share your journal obsession. I still have the one you bought me when I went away to college- it’s a lovely deep red with gold embossing.
………..wonder who created this idea, attention should be given to the “bright color”, very popular in some islands on our hemisphere. I am from one of those islands so I can tell you that perhaps the creator of the design was influenced by Santeria,Vodoo,etc.,,,
Poor dear. Every little girl goes through a “pink sparkles” stage … but somehow I’m not sure they HAD them in first century Palestine.
You are brilliant. I feel all better now, Heidi.
Not something that inspires worship to be sure.
A book I recommend is “Consuming Religion” by Vincent J. Miller…he treats these sorts of ‘religious decor’ very well.