Monday, January 12, 2015
someone used the word cilice in an email
I wasn't familiar with the term, so went looking.
and apparently people still do this to themselves, in the name of religious worship.
And I just can't wrap my brain around the concept. It keeps skittering down along the path generated by the words 'Hand crafted by Italian nuns' and all the really strange ideas that brings to mind. I keep thinking of the Cuban cigars touted as having been hand rolled on the thighs of virgins. Nuns = virgins.
And I keep thinking there has to be a sado-sexual element inherent to the practice of self-mortification.