Even if. You know. There was that terrible accident.
It’s hard to read the Savior’s expression here, although I am digging on the hair. On the one hand, total 60s American folk singer look, with that strangely leonine hair and beard. Although if you just kind of put your hand over the picture he looks a lot like Grandma.
We can’t really get a bead on what his friend looked like. That’s one of those “known unknowns.”
Here, Jesus tries to comfort a child who is suffering from a bad case of “Phantom Body Syndrome.” Sometimes when someone loses their head, arms, and torso, they can still feel them, the tingling sensation is like a bad case of pins-and-needles, with the additional frustrating sense that you’ve got three or four strands of hair out of place.
My other thought is that he’s going to take the little kid and drop her into a shiny new pair of ROBOT LEGS. Awesome. Jesus’s mad sciencing skills are usually left out of the standard Bible, but the Catholic version has like four extra books in it, and make mention of a rarely-seen 13th disciple, “Igor.”
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