Everyone gets blue from time to time.
Even Jesus didn't escape those moments
Of loathing himself."
"His hair? He's having a bad hair day for sure
Mary said she'd give him a trim, but this?
It's such a mess, all hithery-dithery
And the points she left look like horns.
Christ in the Wilderness by Stanley Spencer
"I know he used to be very skinny.
This must have been his famous fat period.
He'd been talking, talking talking
And everyone wanted to feed him.
He'd say..that's enough!
Then right before his eyes
One loaf and one fish became forty!
In the barest of blinks.
Or so they say....
"About the wilderness part?
One man's meat is another man's poison....
Or does my analogy confuse you even more?
You see the billowing clouds behind Jesus?
Clearly, that's heaven and Jesus is hanging onto
the earth with everything he's got."
"This must be the very day, the very moment
when Jesus found out
what was lying ahead for him."
"What was that, you ask? Was it awful?
Yes, my darling...it was awful.
Or so they say......
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