"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

"It would be easier to train a monkey."

I thought of Basil Fawlty's line in reference to Manuel when I saw this photo of a new species of Cercopithecus lomamiensis discovered in Congo.  This monkey certainly looks trainable - he has such an understanding face...

The face resembles the work of some of the attempts at icon writing by some iconographers whose work I've come across from time to time.  There is an uncanny humanity in the eyes, don't you think?


  1. I thought of the Spanish Fresco "restoration."


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