I am no longer a religious person, although I do believe, like most of us, in some kind of “metaforce”, which I called Santa Claus yesterday, in a conversation about the higher power which guides the writers and painters hands…Why did I call it Santa Claus? Ask me please if you want to know…In my youth I spent a lot of time and energy in religious discussions, but one day I stopped, and even officially left the Catholic church in Germany (does that mean, by the way, that I am out of the French Catholic church, too? ….. no idea!). But this week I came by chance into a discussion with some Christians in WordPress and well, I am older now, and wiser and surely more relaxed about religion, so in the end I enjoyed the discussion, and still do.Anyway, the entry which caught my attention was called “Ave Maria”. To honour these kind people there on Reformation Universalis, and because it is Sunday, and because my parents still go to the church where I was baptised, and because this church is 5 km away from Lourdes, where Marie appeared to Bernadette, I painted my Ave Maria today, with my hands and my computer guided by Santa Claus!… sorry if you don’t see the connection, but Santa was in quite a crazy mood today..