Friday, December 12, 2008
The ugliest "building" in Park Slope*
A personal crisis and a miraculous cure for gastroenteritis.
My medieval popular Catholic view of the world- a belief that my personal misfortunes are brought about by God as punishment for some misdeed or sin, requires that I keep a vow promised to my patron, Saint Imby, in order to obtain supernatural intervention and fast intestinal relief.
Time again to make my sacred pilgrimage to the Holy Quest of the Diagnostic Cathedral on 13th Street in the South Slope.
Piu Brutto! Legend has it that the stone for it's magnificent arched facade was looted from the Borough of Queens during the first of four crusades to Astoria in the early 21st century.
Saint Imby's Venerated Relics on View: Blood droplets in small calibrated glass reliquaries trimmed in gold leaf. Bejeweled stool samples stacked from floor to ceiling in the cellar catacombs. Most insurance plans excepted. *