A tale of two fingers

December 5, 2007



Look at the two posts below.

“God is a jerk” – Nov. 22

“Musical trigger” – Nov. 23

I initially posted both without images. But I like using imagery when I blog. So I first I added pissed-off Johnny Cash.

For “Musical trigger”, I tried using Coldplay photos but they didn’t grab me. “How can I capture the essence of this post in an image,” I asked myself. “Musical trigger. Hmm. Like a reminder.” And I added the string around the finger.

It took several days before I saw it. Two fingers:

One from me, to God.

And one, right back at me.



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

7 responses to A tale of two fingers

  1. So, I don’t know if this is what you’re saying or not, but what struck me is that when you put the two together, they form the sign for “Peace.” Maybe God’s peace comes when you live in the tension between your two posts…

  2. Andrea, that wasn’t what I was thinking at all! Very cool. Peace is found on the mezzanine floor?

  3. Hey, “the mezzanine floor”, that’s a Deliriou5 song!

  4. Zac, “It’s a lonely place, but a house full of grace.”

  5. (I added a bit more explanation at the end of what I saw in the two fingers.)

  6. Sort of off-topic, but a funny memory. My aunt and I spent the afternoon grocery shopping with my cousin. And at the counter, my aunt blurted out how fascinated she was that Joaquin Phoenix used his real voice for the movie “Walk the Line.” So my cousin says, “Really, ma? Did he sound like Johnny Cash?”
    And my aunt looked at him quizzically, saying “Who’s that?!”

  7. Kreekt: That is peculiarly funny!