The Maiden

image047At my parent’s condo they have this Roman-Greco style stature in an alcove at the end of the entrance hallway. It is of a maiden holding a pitcher of wine or water (who knows, might even be lemonade) in one hand with a shallow bowl or dish in the other, probably for drinking from. Not sure if this is a depiction of Virgo or that of a simple serving girl. Either way, every day when I stay at my folks place I place a coin in her dish in way of an offering for luck, health, and happiness. My mum never appears to notice the coins until I’ve gone (or maybe it’s the cleaning lady that does) and has never commented on it; maybe she thinks it’s one of those quaint little habits I have.