Sunday, December 03, 2006

My dose of irony for the day


Not that I wouldn't want to be in Rio de Janeiro right now, but doesn't it seem a bit ironic that they are celebrating Christmas with a 27 story, 450 ton tree covered with 2.8 million light bulbs? That's quite a birthday candle for a child born in a stable.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

R de J is one of the places I'm dying to visit ... and yet somehow doubt I ever will. That tree is quite something :)

Ruth said...

Have to say I'm loving your Christmas posts, I'm finding them really thought provoking. Visual art isn't one of my areas of strength, I'm more of a musician and historian, so I love coming by and stretching my mind.

Moobs said...

The humbleness of his nativity is an expression of his love for us. The lavishness of the tree is an expression of our love for him.

Julie said...

em
It's on my list, but not during Carnival. I hate party crowds.

Ruth
Thanks. You're welcome to add musical or historical commentary anytime.

Moobs
Well put. It's just funny to me that we resort to materialistic expressions -- well maybe it is fitting since that's what we value.

LaughingElk said...

Caravaggio?

Julie said...

Scott,
Yes, it is Caravaggio (10 brownie points for you!). I neglected to mention the artist and title. Sorry. I just picked the most "humble" looking nativity scene from my collection.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Ruth; I feel enriched by visiting! Now you can tell your DH and kids you truly do something useful when they think you're just playing online--you entertain me. LOL

Anonymous said...

Definitely ironic. I guess we all have different ways of giving back to our Savior. At least it is a breathtaking site and at least if you are fishing in the surrounding waters at night, you will have light so you can read a book.

meno said...

Now that you point it out, it really is quite the juxtaposition. I sat here nodding for a minute after i read that.

Jenn said...

I am so glad that blogging doesn't require walking! I am really enjoying the art lessons!