Cross Since Christmas

Since just after Christmas–if I’d looked, maybe right after Epiphany–this cross has been laying by the side of the road where Mrs. Wigglebottom and I see it on our walk. For a while, I thought, well, the timing has you thinking that it’s a religious object. Maybe it could be something else. But if you look closely, you can see holes in the top and bottom where you might run a rope to suspend it and steady it.

So, I do think it’s a religious object someone just dumped after the holidays.

Nice.

But here we are coming up on the spring holidays and I find, as it slowly weathers and things grow green around it, that I do feel something profound I can’t quite put into words.

It’s not a Christian profundity. But I do feel like I’m seeing something Mysterious I don’t quite know how to read.

4 thoughts on “Cross Since Christmas

  1. Any chance it could be the remains of a roadside memorial that someone has abandoned? I find those unbearably sad sometimes.

  2. Well, if it is, I don’t know where it came from. The one by us (down by Briley, where we need a light) is huge and white and the cross is flat, with room for a name and flowers.

    And this doesn’t look like it’s ever been in the ground. I guess it could have been on its way to get put somewhere, but then why the holes in the bottom?

    I’m kind of wondering if it’s NOT a cross, but something where the shorter arms are vertical, but I don’t know what that would be.

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