The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion with the man's blood staining the shroud. It is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy. The theory was that the shroud had been used to wrap J.C. himself. This theory gained further apparent credence when the shroud was photographed and the photo negative showed the 'face' quite clearly and does indeed infer it is Jesus Christ.
Anyway the shroud has experienced a fair amount of controversy and, like many artefacts of faith, its mystery tended to evaporate when exposed to empiricism and science. Which is how it should be. We replace what we don't know but believe with what what is most-likely and/or is now better understood thanks to the march of science.
This morning theBoy was eating his usual breakfast of fruit loaf toast. His lips, sides of his mouth, soul patch and cheek dimples were all dotted with butter. It was time for a goodbye cuddle and kiss and so he kissed me with his buttery face.
He then cuddled me ... by pressing his buttery face against the front of my G is for George zippered jacket (1) and thus leaving a reverse imprint of his buttered features. I now have a rough buttery mouth-shaped stain surrounded by buttered stars upon my garment in the manner of the Turin shroud.
(finger-snaps, curses!) theBoy!
(1) The G is for George jacket is so named because it resembles the jacket George Costanza wore in Seinfeld to try and impress Elaine's assistant that he, George, was some kind of bad boy. So that's the why it's George part. The 'G is for' prefix was because of the bomber of the same name exhibited at The War Memorial. The other day theWife wore her snuggly blue top with the embroidered sleeves. I cheerfully call the top 'Sergeant Pepper' as it reminds me of the uniforms as worn by The Beatles on the cover of the album Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts' Club Band. An album that within features a song of the same name as the album itself. To that top she added a feathery looking scarf that I unhelpfully then called 'stripper scarf' as it looks like the feather boa as worn by '70s Carry On-style burlesque performers. With this christening of the scarf I therefore gravely compounded my earlier error of re-mentioning a name she finds annoying about one of her garments, the aforementioned Sergeant Pepper. Mikey fail.