Oh My Lourdes

A damp day, so a good day to go tramp around the religious theme park that is Lourdes. We came for salvation, but this being France in November, everything is shut. Oh well, I’ll just have to live with my sins for a bit longer.

How many plastic effigies of the Virgin Mary does one need anyway? And why do all the shops sell the same ones – is there no competitive market in religious trinkets?

The place is clearly geared up for the devoted masses at other times of the year, but on a grey day in November, it all looks a bit, well, grey.

I think I’ll stick with my method of getting closer to God – cycling up a mountain!

1 thought on “Oh My Lourdes

  1. I don’t care if it rains or freezes ‘Long as I got my plastic Jesus Riding on the dashboard of my car Through my trials and tribulations And my travels through the nations With my plastic Jesus I’ll go far

    You can buy a sweet Madonna Dressed in rhinestones sitting on a Pedestal of abalone shell Goin’ ninety, I’m not wary ‘Cause I’ve got my virgin Mary Guaranteeing I won’t go to Hell

    When I’m goin’ fornicatin’ I got my ceramic Satan Sinnin’ on the dashboard of my Winnebago motor home The women know I’m on the level Thanks to the wild-eyed stoneware devil Ridin’ on the dashboard of my Winnebago motor home Sneerin’ from the dashboard of my Winnebago motor home Leering from the dashboard of my van

    George Cromarty & Ed Rush

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