Umber (19.37 — Vera’s Story)

April 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

My heart began pounding.  In spite of the thrill of exploring this new, ornate and wildly mysterious universe contained within the walls of the church, I had to force myself to ignore the undercurrent of fear that plagued me during each of my visits.  I was afraid that I was getting involved in something no protestant girl should consider, but, more than that, I worried that someone would realize that I was not a Catholic, and demand to know what business I had in invading this sacred space and looking upon secrets not intended for my eyes. 

As the man approached, I frantically tried to come up with a reasonable explanation for my presence.


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