Iconicalities. holy humour.

holy humour“I know you’re new at this Mary but is it wise to bathe the child in chicken soup?”

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Sorry, I couldn’t resist. This has to be one of my all time favorite Madonna and Child icons. The expression on the face of baby JC cracks me up every time. (Feel free to add your own caption if you wish…)

photo by clinock, from pavement outside of Siena Cathedral, Italy.

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 i•con (ˈaɪ kɒn)

  1. a picture, image or other representation.
  2. an image of Christ, a saint, etc., venerated as sacred.
  3. a sign or representation that stands for something by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it: an icon of womanhood.
  4. a person or thing that is revered or idolized: a pop icon.
  5. a small graphic image on a computer screen representing a disk drive, a file, or a software command.

[1565–75; < Latin < Greek eikn likeness, image, figure]

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