Forgive us our….


Well, I did it again.  I try not to.  I mean, I know it is wrong.  The whole trespassing thing…..  again….. I don’t SET OUT to do it.  It just evolves.

I try to hold my trespassing indiscretions to just a few times a year, because I sure don’t like it when people trespass against me.  I mean, Howard be thy Name!!!…… I try to forgive them too….  and I hope with all hope that my trespasses are forgiven as I forgave those who trespassed against me…..   you know the drill.  But when St. Francis tells you to talk to the hand, and his hand is missing…..well…..let’s just say it doesn’t bode well for the whole karma deal.

So here’s how it went.  I have been trying to shoot at this Catholic Cemetery all week.  But each time I walk ALL THE WAY UP THERE, the darn thing is locked up tight as a drum.  Today was no different.  The church is on a pretty busy street…. so there’s no climbing over the big iron gates there for God and everyone to see.  However, today, I noticed a back wall, that looked like it might have promise… and I knew a fairly quiet parking lot abutted.  AND THAT is when the Mission Impossible Theme Song starts playing over and over again in my head.  In a few moments, I was IN.  I really only scaled one small wall, and accessed a gate that “technically” wasn’t locked, but could be considered “secured”.  It all happened in a frenzied blur…. with Peter Graves’ face flashing in front of me.

I had the whole cemetery to myself. (Creepy.)  I shot like crazy……… but quickly.  And then exited.

While stealing through the aforementioned gate, I was met by a huge dark gray cat.  Not black, but dark gray.  Just sitting there, staring me down with it’s big green eyes.  I got the serious heebiest of the jeebies EVER.  I picked up my pace through the parsonage, and it was there I met St. Frank.  “I’m sorry, I’m sorry….”  and he just coldly gave me the missing hand.

I got home, and found that my camera settings were down about 5 stops.  Most of the digital data was too dark to use.  Except for St. Francis here.

It scared the living daylights out of me……  I broke out in a cold sweat…..  I…..  …..uh………uh…… I guess I have to go back tomorrow……  (This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds.)

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