Preparations Assignment 2 – Trust

In order to have some diversity in the series regarding different types of religion, I decided to take photographs in Church of Saint Francis in Old Goa. This church is home to a mummy, special relics and some beautiful statues, but what striked me most when looking for photographs regarding faith, was this man sitting under a tree that seemed to be topping over. Here are a few images that I took and the one I decided to add to the assignment.

I love how the man is enjoying a nap in the shape of the tree, trusting that it will not fall on top of him, while St Francis is looking the other way, giving its blessing to an empty space. The image shows the tension between faith and reality and which one of those brings real comfort and which one should we trust? Here is the image in black and white:

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