Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Celeste (August)

When Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem to be enrolled, did they tick ‘No Religion’? As they sat there Tuesday night, she in her robe of celeste and he in his five beach-towels, did they argue about the meaning of this box? Was it held to be self-evident the box was meaningless? Mary: “Religion, it’s bigger than both of us.” Joseph: “What about a ‘No Income’ box or ‘No Father’ box?” Mary (pertinently): “Father of no place and all places.” Joseph: “August Caesar, why does he want to know anyway?” Mary: “Plans, they’re forever plotting plans that aren’t their business.”

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