Not the Virgin Mary or Little Jesus

Not the Virgin Mary or Little Jesus, originally uploaded by Chrissy Mc.

There is something disturbing to me about this outdoor mosaic that I pass everyday on the way to work. It used to be the Virgin Mary & Jesus, but obviously the new owners moved in with new ideas.

Where I’m from, people wear masks or cover their faces if: (1) They have a case of hives, (2) it’s Halloween, or (3) they’re going to rob a liquor store. I have trouble picturing this scene as a display of tradition or modesty. To me it just looks a little ominous.

While intriguing, it feels to me almost as disturbing as a cartoon of Mohammad would to a Muslim (and I’m not even Catholic!). Weird.