Friday, December 20, 2013

Snow Pope

Delightful. Absolutely delightful.

That's my word for this New Yorker cover that pictures Pope Francis making a snow angel. Attired in ecclesiastical garb with heavy boots and mittens, the pope looks out of the magazine cover with a friendly gaze. It's a decidedly up north version of this very new pope playing in the snow.

Somehow or another, the news can be heavy this time of the year. It's hard for the media to even think of taking a break from the constant cycle of reporting the daily stuff.

Then along comes an artist whose Snow Pope makes us smile.

Cool. Really cool.


  1. The article in The New Yorker about the Pope is also refreshing.

  2. A lot of what we are learning about this pope is encouraging. Thanks for your comment, Heidi.