How does the title fit in with the image? Well, Weeping Mary is the closest community to this… thing. Weeping Mary is a historically black community deep in the piney woods. Its name reportedly came from the 20th chapter of John, where Mary goes to the tomb of Jesus after he was crucified:

“…and when she had thus said, she turned herself back and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was not Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou. Whom seekest thou…”

In deep east Texas, this ramshackle structure appears to have for sale a variety of… things. On the front of the building is an old cash register (exposed to the elements for who knows how long), a pair of binoculars, some wheels, a badminton racket, and other things I’m not sure I want to know about. A sign advertises “Sawmill Parts.” Off-screen to the right, the presumed owner was burning some trash (not sure how he decided what fit into that category) very close to his old wooden home. Wouldn’t be doing that myself, except perhaps with the intent of a little rural renewal.

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