praying to a blank wall
There are really not very many reasons to go to Mentone. It’s a treacherous drive, on 2-lane roads clogged with oil-field traffic, through sand mines and other oil-production-related ugliness, and there’s not really that much to see once you do arrive.
However. The door to the Mentone Community Church was unlocked, so you know for sure what I did. Everything was covered in a thick blanket of dust (I left footprints on the wooden floor, like I marked my territory.) The foyer held a nice array of things I didn’t understand, including that picture of Jesus, who seems to be praying to the blank wall. Perhaps he’s praying for more art? But, really, though, maybe a prayer for less dust would be more useful.
PS: Bonus Fun Fact – Mentone is the county seat of Loving County, which is the least populated county in the whole country; the 2020 census reported 64 residents in the 677 square mile area.
Posted on March 9, 2023, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, black and white photography, learning to see, Leica, melinda green harvey, monochrome, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, reasons to stop, road trip, take time to look, take time to see, texas, things i see, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.