Sunday, May 07, 2017

Leave your mark on the world


Last week’s post was a quiet little effort, almost a throwaway it seemed. But then came comments that told me that the graffiti on the walls of the church in Taiban, NM was thought provoking to some. I told my friend, the noted painter Steven Day, that I didn't know whether the sobering verse ending with "I had to kill myself" was genuinely moving or simply maudlin.

I've learned that the church was built at the cost of $250 in 1908 in the town of Taiban, NM and that it served a congregation of Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists till 1936 when the town withered to nothingness and vanished entirely by World War Two.                     

2 comments:

Daryl Black said...

Steve, the photograph showing additional graffiti on the walls of the Taiban church not only highlights the graffiti but the wall, which looks like a map into the church's soul during its short life. Thank you for taking the time to stop, and for using your camera to show what most of us would never otherwise see!

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