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This is an illustration from the Salzburg Missal from the Lion and the Cardinal, there is also a tenth century Holy Waterbucket that is well worth a look at.
What delights me here, is that whole lot of very complex theological ideas are communicated by a page of painting.
I have a friend, a seminarian who is dyslexic, he is actually quite bright but he tends not to think "in essay form". He built our crib last year, he has an inredibly strong "visual sense". With a few bits of fabric, a branch of a tree, and a few plaster statues, he created something which spoke very eloquently of the Mystery of the Incarnation. He has had one or two difficulties with his journey to the priesthood so keep him in your prayers, because frankly I am convinced he will make a fine priest, not inspite of his difficulty but because of it.
With the constructed liturgies of the 1960s there is a danger of depending too much on verbal communication and of reflecting the spirit of a paricular age. The iconoclasm that gave birth to brutalistic architecture, to artists like Rothco and Warhol, composers like Cage and Schoenberg seems to have no place for hidden subltleties, I wonder if that is reflected in the work of Mgr Bugnini. It was a "what you see is what you get" age. I suspect we have now moved on from that. What was once fashionable now seems tired. Catherine Pitstock in After Writing contrasts the spiralling of words and actions of organically developed liturgy with the linear, canalised, liturgy we have now.
The lack of precision or care over rubrical actions, by both those who constructed and those who celebrate the present liturgy, perhaps, reflects something of this thinking. Perhaps the lapsation of large numbers of ordinary working class Catholics over the last 40 years might be related to this too.
The great problem with anything put together by "experts" is that they tend to reflect the spirit of the age. Fashions come, fashions go, and amongst the fashions that go are certain styles of thinking. The great beauty of organic liturgy is that it reflects not an age but ages, not a single thought style but thought styles.