Another dream from Adorno’s Dream Notes:

St Charles Borromeo is said to have tried to enter the man on the cross through his anus. Through a miracle, this had opened to receive him and Borromeo had vanished inside completely. This is why he had been canonised. It was not quite clear whether he had performed this act on the living Jesus or a statue. Nevertheless, I saw clearly how he clambered around on a cross and busied himself between Jesus’ legs. By profession Borromeo is said to have been a colonel … That is why the church is known as St Borromäus im Gedärme (St Borromeo in the Guts) or, as the Bavarians say, St Borromäus im Oarsch (St Borromeo in the Arse).

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