Yar! It’s an OurMarta’s makeup kit. It might very well be her first one. What does our daughter have here? We see some small jars of stuff a girl rubs on her face to add color to the cheeks. I think one of these contains glitter that would give a girl happy, sparkly cheekbones. There’s a tube of lipstick poking its nose out from behind the button on the right. I don’t know what lipstick is made from. I did some research and discovered that Cleopatra crushed bugs to create a colour of red on her lips. So, there it is. If you have a canister of creepy crawlies (preferably dead ones), then, voila!, your lips are off and running. Now we see a small box of janglettes that can be attached to a bracelet. Janglettes can be bent and curved and hammered out into different shapes to be attractive to different tastes. OurMarta, for instance, loves music so she chose janglettes in the shapes of a saxophone and a trumpet. The third one looks kind of like a metal detector, one used by a bored old man waiting for his wife to finish her book club. She and her friends just finished reading Stephen King’s It. Today’s topic: Is the antagonist, Pennywise, a metaphor for any Canadian political party, religious sect or service organization? Finally, there is a button with the headline, Light of the World. This is in reference to the Bible verse John 8:12 –
“Once again, Jesus spoke to the people and said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”
OurMarta has since upgraded her stock of cosmetics. She’s a big-city girl now, young and vibrant and ready to kick some business heiney, but delicate enough to recquire pampering. Good for her, sez her old man.
Psalm 144:12 May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.