Washing and Anointing

Washing and Anointing

October 31, 2012

Performance for 12 Witnesses, October 31, 2012.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Photos by Ashley L. Wood.

I anoint your head, that your brain and your intellect may be clear and active;
your ears, that you may hear the petitions of those in need;
your eyes, that you may see beauty everywhere;
your nose, that you may smell the great things of the earth;
your lips, that you may speak up for those who have no voice;
your neck, that it may lift your head up without shame;
your shoulders, that they may bear the burdens that will be placed upon them;
your back, that you might stand up to those who would oppress you;
your breast, that you might feel;
your vitals and bowels, that they may be healthy;
your arms and hands to work and create;
your loins, that you might have meaningful relationships and experience joy;
your legs and feet, that you might run and not be weary, and walk and not faint.