Day Eighteen: Feet

When the writing prompt is “feet” this is what I bring forth…

Nearly Orthodox1


A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.

Rev 12:1

In an alcove at St Teresa of Avila Church stood a statue of Mary. She wore blue robes over her white tunic, hands outstretched and smiling serenely. Her head was crowned with a circle of stars and she stood upon a globe, one sandaled foot crushing a serpent. When I was young, I sat near her some days and I would stare at that statue, transfixed by the globe, the sandaled feet, the crushed serpent and the serene look on her face. Mary always felt unapproachable to me, crushing that serpent under her dainty foot, standing on top of the world, Queen of the Universe and I, small and fragile, silent in her presence.

After confession I’d kneel near to her…

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