In case you had not noticed, I confess that I like to categorize my photos. I like thematic organization. I feel that I have failed if I cannot find ten photos that fit a theme. Maybe it is an over-application of the Protestant work ethic which was instilled in me in my childhood. Or maybe something less religious, just compulsive.
I don’t only feel lazy when I present a group of miscellaneous quirky things, I feel that I have failed. I don’t want to let you down. I don’t want to fail you.
I will fall back on my religious upbringing. I will turn to the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, 1928 edition.
A General Confession.
To be said by the whole Congregation. after the Minister, all kneeling.
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
That done, here are some photos of miscellaneous quirk. Given my journey back to my Episcopalian roots, why not start with a quatrefoil, a proud Christian symbol.