“Ah, the salvation of souls.
But wisdom we had not
For these people had neither King nor Lord and bow to no one…
And they have lived in their own liberty…
It’s such a delight to watch them dance free of sacrifice or romance.
Free of all the things that we hold dear…
And the sky opened and we laid down our armor.
And we danced naked as they
Baptized in the rain of the New World.”
from Amerigo, 2012
Photograph by Steven Sebring