Ecce Homo

I am absolutely obsessed with this story. I love the image of the old woman, entering her beloved church with her carefully chosen palate on her paint board, approaching the face of her God. This was, my friends, a true act of love. She saw Christ suffering and went to fix him. I am sure the real Jesus would have appreciated her attempt. Still, it feels like there are a few deeper lessons. A true reflection on impermanence. Or maybe, even, Jesus is using this “crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic” to teach us a lesson: we came from the apes, folks, and to apes we shall return. If it’s good enough for him, it should be good enough for the rest of us.

Click here for  an amazing interview with Cecilia Gimenez, amateur art restorer.

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