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Quinn Cummings @quinncy
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A small story:

Being as I am an Episcopalian, I know very little about the Bible. Any story they read in a service, I'm usually inclined to view with a certain mild surprise.

"Huh, that seems unlikely, but go on."

One of the few I know is the Annunciation.
For any Episcopalians out there, the Annunciation is when the Archangel Gabriel came to 14 year old Mary and said, "Fun fact; you're going to be the mother of God's incarnation on earth." This is the story behind one of my favorite pieces of art, a triptych by Martini.
I love it because it is ridiculously beautiful and because no one has ever conveyed adolescent girl disgust better than this painter.

That is 14th century "Ew."
Anyway, a very long time ago, my family was in church and it was the week we talk about "Surprise! You're pregnant!" and someone is reading a passage about this from the Bible and it's all "Virgin" this and "Virgin" that.
Kid was five and was engaged in what she always did in church; using her crayons on the small handout the children were given. She looked up from giving the Archangel blue measles and said in a piercing whisper, "What's a virgin?"
When she was but days old, I had made a promise to her that I would never lie to her and I would always answer her questions. Life is hard enough without the first two people you know being unreliable narrators. Didn't mean I wanted to cite the Kinsey report just then.
I gave the briefest of answers, hoping this would satisfy her.
I think we all understand, it did not.
I gave a few more answers under my breath.
She had some follow-up questions.
At some point, I took the crayons and created a few illuminating sketches above Archangel Gabriel's wings. Consort, having heard a few words going back and forth, looked down at the sketch.

Looked back at me.

Mouthed, "Are you insane?"
Finally satisfied, or perhaps just irritated I was bogarting her art supplies, Kid stopped asking questions. I then tried to remember if the story of Onan got his own Sunday, because that explanation was going to require a Sharpie.
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