Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mason Circus

An afternoon spent with the Masons of Dubois County. I never imagined I'd get to be in a Lodge for a dedication, but there I was, being shepherded by some wonderful old men into what they thought would be prime positions for photographing the action. As with most rituals, I found the preparation more interesting than the ceremony itself. "You know those mules in the circus, that pull the wagons and have decorations coming out of every orifice?" said one Mason to me. "That's what we feel like, a bunch of circus mules." I will say that there was a lot of laughter, in true fraternal style. I think that's why people band together in organizations-- for common purpose, direction, and to laugh.

1 comment:

katie said...

i love this guy's expression... makes me smile.