"Purgatory is the condition or process of purification or temporary punishment in which the souls of those who die in a state of grace are made ready for Heaven" (Wikipedia: purgatory). Today, for Sacred Sunday, we propose this view as one that might represent purgatory: The judgement chairs with cold metal arms, one for you, one for the judge; the angel above, ready to carry you to Heaven on her* back-- if you are ready; stark walls as not to distract from the issues at hand; finally, a bright light from above.
Actually, the scene captures one of Billy Cone's photographs on the bathroom wall of the Undercurrent Restaurant in Greensboro. Billy Cone has been a professional photographer for nearly three decades. Billy lives in Huntersville, NC. Recently, he has published several books on photography. Additionally, he draws and paints interesting faces, likely inspired by his photography. Billy is the grand nephew of the Cone Sisters (Claribel and Etta) of Baltimore and the Cone Brothers, Moses and Ceasar, of Proximity Manufacturing Company of GREENSBORO, NC.
Today's Sacred Sunday shot is presented in black & white for our readers, including the monochrome enthusiasts at Monochrome Weekend. Let's also link to Sunday Bridges since purgatory is the asserted BRIDGE between earth and heaven.
*Dina, of Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo thinks this is a male angel. Looks like it. Her posts, live from the Holy Land, are VERY interesting and often about religion and history. A must for our loyal Sacred Sunday readers.