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.

Mentone, Texas
photographed 1.13.2023

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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