Thursday, February 08, 2007

another signpost of insanity on the path of illumination


this morning, while stuck in traffic and half-listening to morning edition i had yet another "great" idea. during next year's haunted happenings event in the great city of salem i am going to monk up as saint francis and offer words of blessings, canticles of praise and, yes, calls for repentance to friend and foe alike.

i'm already excited about the stories i will have to read, the texts i'll have to memorize and the mud i'm going to smear on my bare legs and burlap wrap in order to pull this pietistic piece of performance art off. i hope that, with just a little more training dizzy can stand in as the wolf of gubbio and i'm hoping that someone signs on to play clare.

for the record, i think this certifies that i am on the precipice of spiritual insanity. i would like to accuse the Spirit of God of inciting such ideas and pastor phil wyman of encouraging me to live them out.

7 comments:

Beth said...

We had a John of the Cross over here in Gloucester Crossing last Halloween.

g13 said...

two quick questions...

beth, what did saint john of the cross look like?

why do i think that dr james would make a great saint simeon stylites?

Agent B said...

just dress up like balaam's ass and get it over with.

g13 said...

actually, agent b, i don't think that pastor rick is planning on joining us for halloween.

Beth said...

(Yeah, that's why they pay me the big bucks, cause it takes me 4 days to answer questions.)

Basically Tom just dressed in a way that evoked a Carmelite - brown with white over it (a big trash bag actually), a big wooden cross, and a belt. He also was carrying a cooked yam which he periodically ate some of, this apparently being a legend about John of the Cross.

Pic of John of the Cross
http://www.scborromeo.org/saints/joc.htm

Before Girl said...

Uh yeah, the turn or burn guys don't take kindly to that, actually. When I dressed up like Joan of Arc, I nearly gave an old lady a heart attack. Maybe it was the flames I had pasted to the knight's outfit. Or the wooden pole I had roped to my back, and the rosary strung around my neck.

Jackaway said...

well i personally am looing forward to you preaching to the animials...(insert comment of choice regarding talking to jack-asses)