I Sketch Germs Because I Can’t Eliminate Them

A few weeks ago I was so taken with the photograph of salmonella in my boys’ encyclopedia that I joined them as they painted something else entirely and made my own salmonella:

Screen shot 2013-06-10 at 12.14.13 PMAnd then last week, the common cold laid some of us low (which is continuing into this week) so, again, as the kids painted something else entirely I decided to create a version of rhinovirus (the one responsible for what ails us):

Screen shot 2013-06-10 at 12.14.54 PMI can’t explain what I enjoy about this, except maybe that it forces me to take a different point of view about things– forces me to see order and beauty even in something which I’m tempted to utterly despise.

{Hope your Monday is healthier than ours!}



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  • Jeanette

    Feel better all!

  • dad

    “There’s a jungle out there…”

  • http://timfall.wordpress.com/ Tim

    Beauty in what we’re tempted to despise. You’ve got a contagious theology there, Rachel!

    Hope and praying you are all feeling better soon,


  • Nancy Van Wyck

    Your germs look scarey to me but they also look happy. Do feel better soon and we will be praying for you and the family.