Thursday, May 07, 2009

Juxtaposition

My current favourite word that. Loving it. Two things, next to each other, make a point they wouldn't otherwise make. Two objects. Two ideas. In fact a great question for the stuck creative is, 'How can this (unrelated object) throw light on the problem I'm thinking about?'

But today I got stuck. I was first into the church building at Holy Trinity and popped into the gents before Morning Prayer.

On the window sill was a small arrangement of plastic flowers. Next to it a metal sign, like a desk-top name plate. The inscription said, 'Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.' I almost couldn't wee for consternation. I have a number of questions such as who, what, why, when. Where was pretty much self-explanatory.

How do these things help? Some guidance please. Or simply examples of your own local Christian tweeness.

2 comments:

Mr Gnome said...

Mr Gnome concurs.

Juxtapose - he adores the word and the concept in equal measures.

One might almost say that his 'life mission' is to embody the idea of the inherent 'scrunchy chord' deliciousness of one thing place against a very different other....

Not surprisingly he is wildly enthusiastic about the bizarre combination of obscure Bible verses with lavatory-related confections of ersatz ikebana,

Hurrah!

RuthJ said...

There was a time when, in my childhood home, the text in the toilet read 'Underneath are the everlasting arms'. Now there's a performance inhibitor!