Saturday, December 09, 2006
A Very Beanie Nativity
Hmmm. I'm not sure we humans always understand why something touches our hearts, but as a writer, I need to try to explain my choice.
COMMUNING WITH HER CREATOR
The artist who put together this seemingly simple nativity scene was concerned with the glory and awe of the occasion. That's what I see in Mary's upturned face and prayerful posture. What God said would happen, did happen, and she is communing with her Creator, who is also the Father of her miracle baby.
POIGNANT AND PENSIVE
In one word, I would say her face and posture define the word, "poignant." My word for Joseph would be "pensive." I imagine he is feeling the responsibility of raising God's child, the promised Deliverer.
What do you think?
Beany Nativity photo by rachelandrew