Thursday, March 01, 2007

Mt. Mary's Candles

Outside Mt. Mary's Church near Land's End, Bandra, you'll find stalls selling these candles. They are formed to represent anything, corporeal or inanimate, that one might pray for. Cars, a new house, a baby, a successful relationship, the healing of a leg, stomach, head, arm, or anything else that is ailing. The rows and rows of candles are creepy, but interesting.

I bought one shaped like a brain, and even though it was cool and unnerving to the touch, and I'm not catholic, I offered it up in the church, for my friend Uma, an Indian who, on a recent trip to New York to see her fiance, suffered a brain aneurism. She is currently in a coma in New York and needs to be transferred, at a cost of $20,000 American, to a specialty facility in Los Angeles. If you are interested in contributing to the Uma fund to help pay for her treatment, you can click here.



Blogger Dsole said...

wow, nice shot!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Gaurav said...

nice black&white effect

good luck to uma


11:09 PM  

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