Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Mijas Pueblo




this is the shrine of 'la virgen de peña' at mijas pueblo, its beautiful, a chapel but more like a cave though really, just 6 rows of benches on either side and then the huge alter filled with flowers and orgaments and the virgen of course, a very small child she is too, like a little doll.... people used to go in to thank her for ansered prayers, and leave something for her, a lock of hair, photos etc, they were pushed into the rock walls, but now there is only a little of that left and no one is allowed to do this anymore... still i went in the thank her anyway today, lit a couple of candles, i would prefer the wax sort, but they are electric... and they do need the money!

i said, as promised a prayer too for FMN's aunt and uncle...

before my little trip to mijas i first went down to the coast, taking my friends with me, and left them there! they did ask me to, they have visitors and wanted to spend the day on the beach, so we had a coffee, i did what i had to do, and came home via beautfiul mijas, i have taken a video, but you know this little camera of mine, its not great at a distance, so will see what its like!

have moved a few bits around our little 'dolls' house we live in to allow for our new 3 piece suite coming tomorrow, and now to rest!

was great having the car again, freedom of the open road... w o n d e r f u l l..........

A true friend is like the shade of a great tree in the noonday sun...

TTFN
Marian
ps, just came back to add that i have just gone up on the roof terrace to put out washing, its 330pm and its 45C/113F in the shade at the moment... wondered why pippa stayed inside when i went up, normally my little shadow puppy follows me everywhere, today she had more sense!

4 comments:

Marian said...

comment to me on own blog! video blurred sorry everyone! looks look i took it a hundred years ago with the technology of color! will take it off in a day or two.

forget me not said...

Marian, thank you from the bottom of my heart! What a lovely little place that is. It's strange but just today I was looking through an old prayer book and found a card of the child-virgin Mary, all bundled up like a doll. I rarely see such images of her. And of her pregnant...except at the abbey here. There is a bas relief of Mary and Elisabeth. St. E has a pretty big bulge, and Mary's is smaller. They date back to the 11th century. Maybe back then they were a bit less prudish than we are today!

Marian said...

yes thats true, i cant imagine them painting or sculpting pregnant saints now at all. and when my mom and i were visiting italy, about 4 or 5 years ago now, we went to the vatican, and all the male statues were missing some very vital organs! please excuse the pun!

forget me not said...

And some male statues have their attributes there in all their glory... Proportions are a bit off, though. If you consider David's physique, you'd think he'd be better endowed..oops!