Umber (19.35 — Vera’s Story)

April 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

I soon learned the names of each of the fifteen saints whose statues stood in niches in St. Agnes’ church.  I memorized their attire and their facial expressions.  During the school day, in the midst of conjugating a French verb or balancing a chemical equation, I would find myself reciting their names, trying to recall them in the order in which they were placed around the perimeter of the sanctuary.

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