The Girl in the Blue Dress, Waiting
The church was crowded with worshipers that Holy Thursday evening. James was late and had to look hard for a seat. There’s always a seat in the front, he said to himself and pushed forward. This was a Catholic church, after all, and people preferred to sit at the back. He found a spot in the first pew on the right side by the statue of Saint Joseph and sat down.
The sermon was preached, and the men’s feet were washed, just like the year before and the years before that.
When James got back to his seat after Communion, he happened