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The picture was inspired by a page from a letter of St. Jerome where he says in effect that one should read the Scriptures in such a way that one wakes up in the morning with the discovery that the sacred page has been one’s pillow through the night. Now, I don’t know what kind of paper were employed for Bibles during the time of St. Jerome, but it could be a bit messy sleeping on the pages of one’s Bible now. However, I think that Jerome may have a point in saying that one should become such an assiduous reader of Scriptures that one even falls asleep while reading the sacred page. After all, one’s last memory for the day is the first memory one wakes up with.

As usual, I drew this first on an Oslo paper and then scanned it.  After scanning I colored it with TheGimp.  I have also made an animated GIF version of this drawing for the front page of this blog.

Originally posted 2008-10-27 17:26:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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