Detail - R. Kenton Nelson
The artist said:
“One of my first "watch" paintings.
I use a watch on a man, so he can avoid reality."
I met with my pastor, finally after 27 years, several pastors, over at least ten years of saying I'd like to sign up, and at least one cancellation of an appointment to do so. I was hoping I could just fill out paperwork rather than make an appointment to 'talk'.
So today I actually showed up for a scheduled appointment. Fr. wasn't there yet - he arrived 20 minutes late. I almost left and was going to tell the secretary I'd be back another time. But he came in before I could do so. I felt trapped. I was sweating - it's only in the 50's in Minneapolis today and I'm sweating. I told him I felt like I was being called in to the office to be reprimanded.
"So tell me about yourself ..."
I told him everything. I was surprised how many periods of my life I forgot about - "Oh! I lived in Boston too." "Oh! I suppose I should tell you ..."
So anyway. I will now get envelopes and I can be buried from there, my neighborhood parish. I also learned that the icon will be installed in the Marian-Adoration chapel, which is exactly where I hoped it would be place.
He's a great priest BTW.
I stayed for adoration.