As originally reported on my Facebook page, I watched Ben-Hur this weekend with Brendan and Gabe. I think Brendan now wants me to go back to The Albertville Creamery antiques shop to pick up the late 19th century edition of the book they have for sale. He knows I am susceptible to such suggestions...
At the outset of the movie, as the Overture played, the DVD displays Michelangelo's painting, The Creation of Adam, and since I was watching with two tween boys, I referenced the irreverent "pull my finger" caption you sometimes see associated with that painting. It was storming at the time, and Gabe (our aspiring priest) said, "GOD said, 'Pull my finger,' and the first thunder was created!"
We laughed and laughed. And it was good.
Labels: art, books, Bren, church, Gabe, movies