THE SINS OF THE FATHERS

THE SINS OF THE FATHERS

Good evening. I’m your tour guide through this unusual salon of unusual statuary and paintings. These are the sorts of things that may not please you, but very likely may chill you, because this is the Night Gallery.
Now this one here, unabashed and unashamed I submit to you, is a dandy. It delves into an ancient funeral rite having to do with a person that’s called a sin-eater, one who attends a wake and partakes of the funeral food—and, in the process, digests all the transgressions of the deceased so that he departs the Earth a much cleaner and sweeter little item. Proving that we’ve become a bit more sophisticated in our tribal rites, but we are much the poorer for our twentieth-century chromium intellect. You might agree with me after you’ve seen “Sins of the Fathers.”