What would your statue look like?

I’ve been out of the country for the last two weeks. (But if you’re a burglar looking to break into my house, you’re out of luck. I left my children, all of whom are well armed and in a bad mood since they didn’t get to come. Just saying.) Anyway, I’ve seen a lot of statues. If you donated a lot of money to the church in Dublin, they put a statue of you in the cathedral. Ditto for citizens of Ephesus–except your statue was along the road. It’s made me wonder what my statue would look like, had I lived back then and been rich.

I like this guy’s shoes. I mean, he was clearly not only rich, he had style. cropped statue 1 small

This guy must have been one of those philosopher types who was busy thinking great thoughts, or he was a bird watcher, one of the two.cropped statue 3 small





I’m not sure whether this next guy is calling someone specific to repentance or maybe just hailing a cab–see, those are the sorts of things the little plaques should tell you.cropped statue 2 small

Here is a statue of one of the vestal virgins in Rome. Not only did they get their own house, they got their own statue too. Which would have been cool. I guess having five children would have prevented me from having a statue at this place . . .cropped statue 5 small






The last statue is the one I most relate to. Yeah, this is probably what my statue would look like.cropped statue 4 small


  1. Tiana Smith
    April 26, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Ha – mine would probably be something like that last one. Maybe with a remote in my hand …

  2. Erica Eliza
    May 2, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I took a humanities class at BYU last semester where we looked at a lot of statues. Emperors, heroes, senators, gods-and then our professor clicked over to a statue called “Drunk Old Woman.” It’s exactly what it sounds like. Everybody else gets to go down in history holding a sword and looking heroic. But whoever modeled for that statue gets to sit on the ground, hold a bottle, and wear her best “Ugh” face for eternity.

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