Letter to kaoru: the misteri, the moon and the son
Taylor and Francis
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
School of Communications and Multimedia
Photographing Easter Sunday’s Misteri procession of the ‘Sacro e Profano’ in Prizzi was fun. Mischievous devils danced in the spring sunshine before a risen and triumphant Jesus was reunited with his mother, a majestic Madonna. As the two approached from opposite sides of town, the procession and music gathered momentum and then with a rush and the beating of drums they came together. The Madonna’s black robe was stripped away to reveal another of radiant blue and the crowd applauded and cheered. Kaoru, a dancer from New York, said it was more like lovers meeting rather than a mother and a son. Paolo, a photojournalist from Rome, laughed. After doing some reading Kaoru was right. I must write to her.