Jesus loves you, even if you’re a weird combination of hummingbird and Orson Wells. Or at least, he’ll give you an awkward kind of side-arm hug before he finds an excuse to be elsewhere in a hurry, but you have to take those little scraps of human contact where you can, and maybe cobble together some semblance of self-worth. Because, frankly, life’s been pretty hard, and you look up, one day, after years of getting by, and realize you’ve become the sort of thing that would appear on the side of a “Jesus Loves You” paperweight, kind of hoping the implied missing word is “even,” and not “only.”
Maybe I’m misreading this. Maybe I’ve totally misinterpreted, and the artist’s actual statement is: Jesus is a hummingbird, or maybe a hummingbirdfish, with glistening scales down his green, green back, and a terrifying spear on his face for hunting fish, he dives down, stabs one, and flies away to feast…as best as he can, because the fish probably outweighs him. Or he could just walk across the water, I guess, but then why have wings?
Goodwill on South 1st and Slaughter, Austin