There were so many odd aspects to the last three weeks in DC that I really can't go into all of it, but I'll try and blog a few highlights, or weirdlights.
One afternoon in front of the Supreme Court, we watched a man and woman in their forties approach the court steps. She was empty handed but his arms were full with a blanket and a few other things....
Before we knew it, he was holding the blanket up like a wall, cornering her between the blanket and shrub at shoulder level. She was behind the blanket, changing clothes....she emerged in a few minutes wearing a toga.
He announced "Go stand by the steps....I'll get the scales and the blindfold."
"Blindfold?!? What blindfold?" She said.
"Never mind. Here, just put this on." Sure enough, he produced a blindfold and she put it on. He then handed her a large scale and said "Let me get the sword....".
There, in front of the Supreme Court, with the blindfolded toga woman holding the scales, he produced a 3 foot sword that may have been a prop but looked pretty dangerous. Had we not already been praying, this would have certainly got us started in that direction.
He took a few pictures of her (as our friend Shelley took a few pictures of the both of them) and she was quickly ushered behind the blanket again to change out of the toga.
With that, they were gone.
Welcome to Washington.