A quick post in response to Blur, this week’s photo challenge:
Good Friday in Sorsogon is usually a blur of people: locals, transients, uprooted Sorsoganons taking advantage of the long break to come home and connect with the old hometown. No other event attracts as large a crowd as the procession, which slowly makes its way through the main streets and winds up almost three hours later at the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. As early as 1 pm, vehicles are diverted to other roads, and the two major streets are cleared for the Stations of the Cross and for the passage of life-size images/religious tableaux that will be used during the procession. By three, spectators have taken their places on the sidewalks, as have the ambulant vendors selling candles.
Despite the threat of a super typhoon–which thankfully dissipated into nothing but dark clouds and a slight drizzle–this year’s Good Friday procession remained true to tradition: a colorful display of piety and of faces blurring into one another.