first communion.

William H. Johnson, Church on Lenox Avenue (ca. 1939-1940).

I was the first in my line because I was the shortest boy.

Across the aisle, Claudia was at the head of a long line 
of girls in white, veiled & serene, palms pressed in prayer.

Two by two, we received the Body of Christ & returned to the pews, solemn, sacramental. Later, a man leaned over me, his hand 
on my shoulder. "Now you're one with God."  I thought I already was.

This one is another cherita. 

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