Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012

While looking at vacation photos of St. Augustine, Florida, I noticed some in particular that gave me chills. They featured Matanzas Bay ("bay of slaughters," so named after the French Protestant Huguenots who were killed in September and October 1565 just fourteen miles down the coast) which eventually runs out to the Matanzas River where the massacre occurred. Legend has it that the Matanzas Bay will sometimes turn red in an eternal reminiscence of that horrific event. While I do not particularly believe in such things, it was indeed chilling to see how the sun taints those tranquil waters sinister red.

Whether or not the legends of blood-red waters are true,
such sunrise-stained moments are harrowing reminders.

So what can such a scene teach us? Those of us who respect and remember the dead can do our part by keeping their memory alive. If this legendary occurrence has any basis in truth, it may very well be so we never forget one of the most tragic events in the history of America. 

To read more about the Huguenots of Matanzas, read my post of February 26th.

(c) 2012 Joyously Saved

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