Thursday, June 22, 2017

Safe Sects / Sectas Seguras

La version español está después de la versión inglés.

ONE OF THE plazas along the Paseo in our neighborhood (Los Boliches) is undergoing a major renovation. Nearby is a little privately owned chapel to the Virgin of Fátima. There's a small statue of the virgin alongside it. The dust and construction debris is nasty, so someone has protected the virgin. She appears (to me at least) to be encased in a giant condom. "Safe sects?" I wondered.

OTRA BROMA QUE se pierde en la traducción. En inglés, la frase "safe sex" significa "sexo seguro." Mi frase "safe sects" significa "sectas seguras." Pero en inglés, "sex" y "sects" se pronuncian de manera muy similar. Espero que siga siendo gracioso.

Una de las plazas a lo largo del Paseo en nuestro barrio (Los Boliches) está siendo renovado. Cerca hay una pequeña capilla privada a la virgen de Fátima. Hay una pequeña estatua de la virgen junto. El polvo y los escombros de la construcción son desagradables, así que alguien ha protegido a la virgen. Ella aparece (al menos para mí) encerrada en un condón gigante. "¿Safe sects?" me preguntaba.




This makes perfect sense.
I wrote about this little chapel four years ago. The photo is below. What I said at the time was, I wonder what she did last night. Click here for the original post.

Esto tiene sentido perfecto.
Escribí sobre esta pequeña capilla hace cuatro años. La foto está abajo. Lo que dije en ese momento fue: Tengo curiosidad por saber lo que hizo el martes anoche. Haz clic aquí para ver la entrada original.

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    1. anne marie:
      I had so many inappropriate thoughts, but I kept it simple.

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  2. The shrine appears to be evolving over the years.

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    1. Travel:
      I've been impressed with the improvements all over town in our 4-1/2 years here. The plaza in front of the chapel is going to be stunning. Plaza behind was redone last year. You're right about the shrine "evolving." For better and worse, plenty of changes. The fenced garden is beautiful. The adornments on the chapel are a bit kitschy (they don't seem to know when to stop) but at least it's being taken care of.

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  3. I really like this last photo, Mitch. Such a juxtaposition on the choices these two women have made.

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    1. Jim:
      Such a nice way to describe it. I could be really irreverent (well, even MORE irreverent) but I'll behave myself.

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  4. I'm NOT going to say "ribbed for your pleasure."

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    1. Bob:
      I DID wonder if THAT was what was meant by immaculate conception, but that didn't make any sense.

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  6. Safe sects...bahahaha! Only you could think of that!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I thought I was so very clever, but I just now Googled "safe sects" (THAT sounds kinky) and it's amazing what I found. Not an original thought in my head apparently!

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  7. It's a delightful looking little chapel.

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    1. Stephen:
      It is a sweet little place and a convenient stop on the way home from the bars.

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  8. His name is Pedro and by day he works filling potholes for the city. But when the sun goes down...

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Pedro did THAT in broad daylight!

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  9. Such protection is late by two thousand years.... oh' wait ...?

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    1. Heron:
      I know! I had the same confusion. Trying to make sense out of safe sex and immaculate conception.

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  10. Only our fertile imagination knows!

    WINKS!

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