Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hail Mary, Who Art in Seattle

To most individuals, despite religious affiliations or lack there of, this image to the left represents Mary, Virgin, Mother of Jesus. But to my 3 year old niece, she's something even more. She. Is. Her. Baby. That's right folks, little Genevieve - otherwise known as 'G' or 'Super G' - is the proud mother of her little baby Mary statuette. A statue that once belonged to my mom as a little girl and then was placed lovingly on a shelf, collecting dust for most of my childhood. And finally after many many moons, Statue Mary is finally getting some TLC. Sacrilegious? I think not. Altho Sister Geraldine may disagree.

Here's an email that I recently received from my mom after a recent trip to Seattle:

In the meantime G continues to collect Blessed Mary memorabilia. They visited a Catholic gift shop yesterday and G went ape….. over all of the Mary statues. For those of you who don’t know, G’s become enamored w/my childhood Mary statue and carries her everywhere like a doll; she was also given a handmade one by one of the sushi chefs at the restaurant – it’s made out of plastic coke bottle, dressed up like Mexican Mary and she too travels w/Caucasian Mary. Yesterday they purchased a resin Mary and a 5x7 photo to go along w/nightlight. Go figure Alethea would have a child who has taken to religious statues.

*****UPDATED 5/17*****

Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.


Paige said...

Freaking hysterical.

Queen Kandis said...

I think it's awesome. And what cool souvenirs from different places she'll get. Now I'm wishing I'd thought of the BVM instead of shot glasses.

Anonymous said...

Dude. This is your sister. I was reading your blog and G saw the picture of Mary and went ape. I am sending you her Mary pics. Now she won't stop talking about you and Mary. She thinks you are friends and that's how you got the pic! She calls her "My baby Mary" or the "Virga Mary." She also got this tiny Japanese statuette for her bday from a friend of mine, Stephanie, who is Chinese and Vietnamese, but G calls the statuette Baby Mary or Stephanie, she can't decide. Woofie is still her lifeline though!

Anonymous said...

Dude. Seriously. You can't make this stuff up! She is YOUR niece. I can't stop laughing. Ho.

Anonymous said...

This is your sister. So we were at Seattle Center today, and we ran into this huge grouping of hindus congregating to see Amma - a prophet? Anyhow, most people are wearing these white shrouds and no shoes - cruising around. So G runs to the grass area, takes her shoes off, and plays with the kids and runs about like it is the most exciting thing ever. She is comfortable in the oddest - or most appropriate places!