Saturday, May 03, 2008

Skull Pictures

Hello, F.O.T.E.'s,
Not a lot going on here. We were bypassed by the severe storms/tornadoes that plagued much of Kansas City a couple nights ago. We did spend the night in the basement and the tornado sirens were blaring, but we were safe. Do pray for those folks all through the midwest who lost their homes this week.
Have you noticed our society's new obsession with skulls? I'm assuming it came from that pirate movie that came out (was it?) last year. Ummm....Pirates of the Caribbean. Anyway, I've noticed that skulls are what "all the cool kids" are wearing lately. Personally, I think it's distasteful. I don't believe we are to glorify death, but to "choose life." Also, I believe we should "respect the dead." After all, that skull used to sit on someone's shoulders, covered in skin and hair. And that someone had a name. And that someone was "created in the image of God."
So, yeah, I pretty much detest the whole "skulls-as-decoration" idea. :-)
That, imagine my horror the other day when Tater came tearing into the house, "Mama, where's my skull picture?" My heart sank. "You've got to be kidding me!" I lamented. All the Happy Meal toys I've thrown away--not wanting to expose the kids to that "culture of death." All the eyes I've covered from media displays of the "culture of death." All the times I've urged the children, "Choose life!" Then, my own son drawing a "skull picture." Sigh...
"Son, what do you mean? Describe your 'skull picture...'"
He started slowly, "'s a snake and I made it with that stuff Lovable has outside..." He pointed to his sister on the back porch, who was molding figures out of clay.
Light bulb moment...extreme relief! "Do you mean *sculpture,* Tater?"
"Yeah, Mama, a *skull picture*! Out of clay!"
I corrected his pronunciation and enjoyed a laugh. I hadn't known that "sculpture" was the abbreviation for "skull picture." Guess you learn something new every day, huh? :-)
Must run. Big Green Van needs a clean-out.
Y'all keep your wool dry,
The Ewe


Lisa-Anne said...

I share in your relief!! :)
I hate that skull trend. We picked up a cute shirt for B. on the clearance rack at K(razy)Mart, a very nice collared shirt with blue and green stripes and just a little bit of a surfer type picture. When we got home I was taking the tags off and noticed a tiny little skull mixed in there. I thought about returning, but since it was so cheap, the gas would have amounted to more than the shirt. Instead, I whipped out my handy dandy Sharpies and "redecorated". Skull turned into a cross, albeit a rather stylish and tiny cross. :) Thanking God for colored sharpies. :) Now, nobody but me would have ever noticed that tiny skull, but I couldn't have let the bebe run around with that on his chest. I also prayed for the shirt to be free of any "residue" and I sent prayers up for all the folks who made, designed, marketed and sold it! :)(just to be thorough!)
I prayed for you all during those storms, praying that the storm would safely pass you by. So sorry to hear about all the damage and loss of homes all around that area.
Sending you lots of love and tons of hugs!!
Lisa-Anne (who misses ewe!)

Sherral said...

Kudos to Lisa-Anne on her ingenuity! I'd have never thought of that.

We don't like the trend either. One of Hannah's "guy" friends at church regularly gets a talking to from her for wearing those designs. Even CHRISTIAN BANDS are using them. What's up with that?