The carnival season is during Feburary in our area. The time when everyone dresses to make sure they will not be recognised. They are not really heretics, but just having fun, acting silly and doing what they should not be doing. Of course you will not recognise who is behind the mask, but that is the idea. It is often combined with considerble alcohol consumption.
And now there is a small drama because the corona virus does not allow for mad moments of getting closer at carnival time and there is talk of it being postponed next year. This borders on a tragedy for the carnival lovers.
But I will be wearing a mask. It is pale blue with the white reverse side and hangs on my ears by elastic. The problem is, most people have the same mask as I do. I met a colleague today in the store, we looked long at each other and then we realised we are good friends. Even my iPhone no longer recognises me. I have to use a code, how degrading. Facial recognition is a thing of the past.
It was just a couple of weeks ago, when we had normal snow free days, that I took a wheelie into town in my chair and a slightly different route around the walls of our cathedral and discovered this on the wall, so took a photo. Not out of religious grounds, but I like the effect of the shadows of the tree on the wall with the sculpture.
I live in a catholic town with a cathedral, living in a roman catholic Kanton of Switzerland. Mr. Swiss is Swiss Reform Church and I am officially Church of England (yes the church that Henry VIII organised, so that he could get married again).
So where do you go with so much variation in the family. Grandmother decided to become pentecostal to add to the confusion. Mum and dad attended church for funerals and weddings and christenings. Me? No not really anything, I just like to take photos and visit graveyards. My connection to religion is with nature, perhaps I am a Pagan, who knows, but I love taking photos of clouds, sunrises and sunsets – yes I might even be a druid.
Does it really matter, just be kind to the others, no matter what they believe and of course, keep taking photos.
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