Essay "Holy Week"
Good friday. Jesus died. Darkness, dismay, consternation, a great grief takes over the environment. Pain and suffering. The sound of funeral lamuria invades the slopes of Ouro Preto, in the interior of Minas Gerais. The faithful yearn for a light.
3 days later, on Easter Sunday. Jesus' physical body disappears from the grave. His spirit reappears for Christians. It is the enigma and miracle of Resurrection.
The light shines again. Jubilee, a feeling of satisfaction, of happiness. Contentment takes over the city. The streets are adorned with sawdust rugs. People dressed in angels and other biblical figures walk in procession. The band plays a happy song. The faithful return to their homes with light hearts, invigorated by the positive energy of faith.