Rhythms of a Distant Past
4/18/2014

Rhythms of a Distant Past

The sound of church bells that are rung manually during the festivities.

 

An ancient craft.  The sacredness of the symbols.

 

Rituals that have always accompanied moments of prayer during the Passion of Jesus Christ.


Bell ringers, with ear mufflers on their ears and eyes to the sky, ardently ring the bells followed by a solemn pause when they intertwine the clapper to prevent it from ringing and then…it’s the “doppio del gloria” (the “double of the glory”).

 

A sound without a voice of an evening in spring.  A prelude to an Easter explosion.