originally posted in the on-line religion magazine, Creedible, 2013
August often seems to bring in the most desperate days of summer. The sun beats down heavily, school is right around the corner, and the pace starts to pick up again at work. Everyone tries to squeeze in one last vacation, one last trip to the mountains, one last trip to the beach, one last hotdog, one last camping trip, one last barbeque.
Bettina Rheims, INRI, Herodias with the head of John the Baptist - Elisabetta Sirani, 1997.