6.13.2008

America the Unusual, God Shed His Grace on Thee...

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.


3 comments:

retro said...

stock photographer. good idea.

Jess said...

Isn't that something like the mural on the wall in Burrito Brothers? Or am I remembering wrong?

Randy Bohlender said...

Ha! Jess, you're right! Except they're missing the guy lifting the tortilla up to the burrito god. He must have taken that shot elsewhere.