A Day in the Life

I took some fun pictures and recorded some sounds this last week of things that, for various reasons, captured my attention. I include captions.


What can I say? Heaven spotlighted for me this odd piece of New Orleans artwork as I drove by. The man behind me beeped with impatience as I paused to snap this shot.


The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, sculpted in 1947, has visited 100 countries and came to New Orleans this last week. My 90-year old mom and I prayed in front of her last Saturday. My mom’s prayers are nuclear.


Someone left their coffee thermos on the levee. No one in sight anywhere.


Someone left their champagne bottle on the levee, 300 yards from the coffee thermos. Also no one in sight.


The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.


December 17. Quietly protesting the claims of winter.


Welcome relief after a 45 minute walk-run along the levee.


Festive neighbors.


A December Monarch on a holdout goldenrod!


Party bus stopping at a neighbor’s house. They were rockin!


I made a Twenty One Pilots symbol with my ketchup.


Catherine’s sketch of a wolf.

I took a 7 hour bus ride this week, and during the ride, as I was writing a lecture on the Mass, this announcement came on:

Maria’s high school, Mount Carmel Academy, had their Christmas concert the week before last, and I recorded them singing their Alma Mater. It always gets toย Patti and me.

8 comments on “A Day in the Life

  1. Kathy Grobe says:

    OK, so where can I go to hear this alma mater? Is it on YouTube, or maybe Mount Carmel’s website. And, BTW, you are a saint for even considering a 7-hour bus ride, let alone taking one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Victorious Love's husband says:

    Thank you for making the realities of simple things come to life!!
    I admire and am so deeply blessed by the life in you that exudes through your writings and your glorious array of photos ๐Ÿ˜Š Pure joy!
    Happy Advent Neal family!

  3. beads2rosaries says:

    Great pics-you could have been a martyred for the casue of stopping traffic

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