This painting was in a side chapel in the Segovia Cathedral:
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So…there we are on top of the tree, partying. (It’s the Feast of St. Joseph, so yes, here in Europe, we are partying). There’s death, about to take us down.
There’s Jesus, poised to ring the warning bell.
And there’s the little devil, trying to cut the rope and silence the bell so we’ll just keep on partying…..