Friday, April 13, 2012

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012


Mirage
Scripture:  John 20: 19 - 31

Driving across the country alone in the heat of summer makes for tainted visions.  It’s not possible to remember all the details of the drive except the stories I documented to remind myself of the way the mind and body wander when pressed.  Entering the Mojave Desert was particularly hard because of the one hundred degree heat casting in on the day. I remember seeing what once was the dry road below me turn into a wet haze mirage with the help of my polarized sunglasses.  It was hot and I was parched, having downed an iced tea I was chasing with water that couldn’t stay cold.  So I poured the water on my head, pulled over for a refill and wondered if it was possible that the drive was not real at all.  I had to buy food, even though I was not hungry, and ate in order to feel my body, a kind of doubting Thomas, desperate to believe.

 Luba Zakharov

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