Friday, February 14, 2014
monk work update
the beads for the rosary come from an actual rosary my Grandmother, (Uncle carls mom) sent me when I was 14, it was blessed by pope paul and was her attempt at "saving" my soul from a godless existence.
I kept it because it was a gift from her and she cared enough to think I was worth saving. the poor old thing has been through a lot, Jesus fell off his cross, he now resides in a candle as decoration.
the cross itself is long gone, due to and unfortunate Madonna costume incident, at a club one night, in my misspent youth.
the chain broke so I re-purposed it as a scissor fob, but it is too heavy for the task and kept dragging my scissors to the floor.
honestly I think Uncle will get more pleasure from it, knowing it was a gift from his mother.
I still keep a 10 bead strand on my scissors with the medallion of pope paul. It reminds me of granny who, in spite of my "godless" existence, loved me anyway
I don't mean to offend anyone out there, who reads my blog but I really don't believe in religion as a valid way to live my life.
I find it to be based in stolen myths, from other older cultures because that was the only way they could convert the masses.
I have never truly believed and even when I thought I was doing the best thing for my children by sending them to a lutheran school, I let them decide whether or not it was what they wanted to believe or not. I am proud to announce they all chose science as a better answer.
I have much more to say on this but will leave it at that as to not offend those who do believe. just because I don't, doesn't mean I believe you shouldn't.
I will fight to the death for your right to believe anything you like, as long as it doesn't harm anyone.
as for offending people, well I find I offend people weather or not I agree with them. at some point you realize you can't please everyone and either learn to live with it or tie yourself in knots trying.
I deal with enough knots in my work...