As some of you know, I'm now officially unemployed. Exactly 20 years in this state in August, and the first time I'll be truly without a job. Prospect out there, but a hitch in it at the moment, and a pay cut no matter.
What that has to do with this post, I'm not *entirely* sure, but...
Sunday evening I walk into church and the cover art on the bulletin just blows me away. Due to the times, seven area churches (and when I say "area" I'm talking HUGE, not city blocks or anything, crossing two counties even) have combined into on 'parish' and now share staff etc. The name of the combined parish was finally decided on, to be "St. Paul the Apostle." The last couple weeks have been historical/informational articles on the history behind the name. The cover art this week was "St. Paul at His Conversion"
credits:The Conversion of Saint Paul, Caravaggio, 1600-1601
Oil on canvas 90 1/2 x 70 in
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome
But you know what got me? Not only is it a tobiano, but a BUCKSKIN tobiano. A baroque, buckskin tobi.
I'll add that the shoulder marking was not lost on me--I've two with that *almost exact* shoulder marking, that originally when my guy came, was an odd marking to my eye.
Somehow, in the midst of chaos and uncertaintly, this cover art just had me sitting there with a serene smile.
I'm NOT *entirely* nuts trying to put colour back into baroques.