The above photo shows Vlademir Carpin, a Russian Christian pilgrim who has decided to live in a cave on the Mount of Olives until Christ returns. I don’t know if this is some kind of ascetic thing or if he just wants to be close to the action, but his smokes, Sprite, and chinese food are pushing me toward the latter. I hope he’s not right in the middle of the mountain where it’s going to split.
December 11, 2009
Waiting on the Messiah