room at the inn

Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz.

During the last four days, I've probably walked by this scene (shot with my phone cam though a corridor window) at least 25 times. And every time, the only thing I could think about was where life-size Joseph, Mary, little baby Jesus, and the ass were stored the other eleven months of the year. I would imagine Mary and Joseph kneeling in rapt adoration in a dark closet. The ass propped up on its (resist!) tail against a wall. Jesus placed carefully on a stack of surplus paper goods.

I am most definitely not a religious person, but even so, it made me kind of sad.

1 comment:

nancyenge said...

It looks like the baby Jesus is in a fireplace, burning in cartoon flames, and the others have gathered to watch. I guess you had to be there.