Friday, August 24, 2012

FFF55: Divine intervention?

She was almost blind and her limbs trembled constantly, but she knew she was doing holy work. She knew her god would guide her hand if she was weak, so she continued with her mission. But gradually she began to doubt. Perhaps trying to restore the church fresco wasn’t such a great idea after all.

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An 80-year-old Spanish woman has ruined a painting of Christ on the wall of her local church by attempting some 'restoration' work.  The image by painter Elias Garcia Martinez now looks more like "a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic" according to one observer. More details here.

These 55 words have been written for The G-Man's Friday challenge. Go visit him to see what other people have offered.

8 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha she might increase the joy by inciting some chuckles....smiles....

Akelamalu said...

I saw this report in the paper yesterday - I imagine she's not very popular now. ;)

izzy said...

Sad- thanks for writing!

Melissa Bickel said...

I saw this on the news. She just wanted to help...LOL goodness her interpretation is quite different I fear.

Loved this 55

Missy
http://missy-itsmyworld.blogspot.com/2012/08/vacation-55.html

hedgewitch said...

Saw this on the news last night --what were they thinking??? That would be acceptable, if bizarre, as individual artwork, but as a so-called 'restoration,' it's a defacement and total mess. Good intentions need to be restrained by good judgment! Enjoyed it, MAJ.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Oh dear - disaster rent with the best of intentions...

Anna :o]

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Great 55! I am so jealous you wrote two! Woot.
Mine is here
Have you a ROCKING AND BLESSED WEEKEND!!!
hugs
shakira

Stew said...

As sad as the situation may seem, perhaps God had decided that painting's time had come and gone.
Time marches on and the world keeps spinning, with or without us or that painting.