Milagros: A Book of Miracles

Milagros: A Book of Miracles

by Helen Thompson

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ISBN-13: 9780062515636
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/21/1998
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 682,875
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Helen Thompson is an editor and writer for Metroploitian Home and the author of the In Celebration series. A former writer and editor at Texas Monthly and managing editor of Domain, an arts and lifestyle magazine, she has written for Worth, Men's Journal, and Southern Style. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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Head

KNOWING IS WISDOM

Your head is your own personal fountain of wisdom. You use it to think and to reason, to plan and to dream.

Head milagros have as much variation as heads do in real life, and represent all ages, shapes, and sizes. Mate milagro heads might have beards or mustaches, lots of hair, or be "balding." Milagros of female heads can have distinctive, elaborate hairdos, and some even have earrings. They can be shown in profile, full face, or even in a three-dimensional form.

A photograph can serve as a contemporary version of thehead milagro: It is not uncommon to see snapshots of happyinfants or smiling husbands and wives placed on statues offavorite saints as a show of gratitude. Sometimes the photorepresents the person before calamity struck: a reminder ofthe state to which the stricken person hopes to return.

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