adam j. sontag

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On Sunday, I have Sunday School

On Sunday, I have Sunday school.

On Sunday, i have Sunday school.

Although the Wikipedia article on Sunday School states that it is a “generic name for many different types of religious education pursued on Sundays by various denominations,” the article proceeds to discuss solely Christian schools, confirming my suspicion the term indeed carried particular connotations about denominations. But until Hebrew school started to actually be something that met on a non-Sunday day, I just knew it as Sunday School.

This is a fucking CRAZY take on perspective. I’ve been trying to figure out all day exactly what is going on in those illustrations of the kids at the desks, but I think I just had a breakthrough. As you can see:

The head

a child's head

is above the desk,

a desk

which is above the seated thighs,

a seated bottom

which are above the dangling legs.

a pair of legs

So it’s basically Avatar, minus the whole 3D thing. In my defense, this was more or less Picasso’s approach, too.

Picasso's "Dora Maar au Chat"

Picasso’s “Dora Maar au Chat”

I must have been paying a lot of attention to the students’ legs, because the poor teacher doesn’t have any. As far as the squiggly green thing is concerned, the only theory I’ve been able to posit is that it’s a not-visible- in-the-image-below section of the curtain that covered the ark (where theykeep the Torahs) at my synagogue:

The bimah at SRJC

I’d be spending a lot of time there over the next few days, for Rosh Hashanah. There was no school, so there are no more entries until October 1st. DOWNGRADE :(