Friday, 15 May 2009
Hitchcockian font covers of horror and despair
A marvellous time on Lindisfarne... tho' a horror-filled moment of trauma when I spied this font cover in the parish church.
It is more than faintly disturbing, no?
Is the bird trying to pluck out the eyes of the helpless child?
Is the child a monster in human form emerging from the waters and ready to eat whole the poor captured birdie?
Apparently it was kindly donated to the church. Remind me, when I eventually [hopefully] emerge from training and am thrust on an unsuspecting parish, to be very careful when it comes to accepting generous donations of gifts....