"The Long Cloud of Witnesses" - inside a fascinating old building. After I'd walked around and examined just about everything, I spoke to the curator, who is also one of the artists, a young American woman called Piper Mavis. Do they still use the church for services? I asked.
Yes, she said.
What are they going to do this Sunday with all this rope everywhere?
She hesitated before explaining, embarrassed on their behalf, that the congregation of this venerable old church has now dwindled to about 15 and that they meet in a small room at the back.
What a fascinating picture that paints, 15 of the faithful worshipping in what feels like a living tomb!
|A variation on the 'What is it?' puzzle - unfamiliar objects viewed from unfamiliar angles.|
And that's it. Me being pretentious. It wasn't too painful, was it? It's been a heavy week and next week is not likely to be any quieter, so some stirring up of the emotions is unavoidable, I'm afraid.