The wallpapering of Joseph and child


A masterwork removed. See what was once beneath
This wall once occupied a wall painting of Joseph and child and now
pasted over with a poster of a European panache, St. Joseph, Trinidad.


In homes and business establishments across these metropolitan islands of Trinidad and Tobago, icons of faith weighted by wood are mounted over archways, portraits of a Swiss printed blue eyed Jesus are precarious hung on walls, homemade temples for offerings to Lakshmi are in front gardens and updated holographic picturesque scenes of Mecca plaques are set in living rooms. – thebookmann


Prays to Mother Lakshmi


And so; “Whereas the People of Trinidad and Tobago have the affirmed that the Nation of Trinidad and Tobago is foundered upon principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God, Faith in Fundamental Human Rights and Freedom” Preamble to the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago, 1976


Light of the World in a living room
All creeds and race find an equal place…Trinidad and Tobago

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