“Brake-man”, namely, Adam, out front of the rectory, is being engulfed in vines. There are lilies of some kind in front of those just starting to shoot stalks up high. All he has to do is reach out and pick some flowers for the Immaculate Conception. But, of course, rusty soul that he has, he won’t do this except by way of the grace of redemption, of salvation. The rustiness is still there, but those weaknesses of original sin are now scorned to derision by Adam himself. Rustiness? It is to laugh. :-)
Of course, once he’s on the move, there are more flowers for the Immaculate Conception to be seen only steps away. In the garden, there are potato flowers:
Parishioners sprouted out six potatoes for the driveway garden. They’re very healthy.
Meanwhile, tomatoes, also very healthy:
And the squarrrsh, also very healthy:
So, the specter of a monstrous son of a “Brake Man”, yours truly, lurching through the garden in search of flowers for the Immaculate Conception. I have to wonder what Mary thinks of the likes of any of us wanting to give flowers provided by Jesus to her. I think she finds this act of re-creation of souls in grace is wondrous to her, and that she finds this an occasion to praise the Lord, to let her soul magnify the Most High. So, even from me, even from us, flowers for you, Mary.