By Charles Cowling
Shirley sent me this striking picture by email from America.
Me to Shirley: Intercession in action. I wonder if she’s there to make his prayers more effective, or because she’s family.
Shirley to me: I wonder what the backstory is here – there are no other graves in the background, so I wonder if it is private property. They are clearly posing in a way that reminds me of those pre-renaissance veneration portraits. Was it common practice to take a picture with a grave? I personally haven’t seen this kind of portrait before.
Who is Shirley? Shirley is The Modern Mourner.
What’s going on here?
Photo on sale at Etsy here.