Can you find me in this photo?
Hint: I was a novice at the time, therefore in a white veil.
I remember the day this photo was taken. It was the third Tuesday of the month. We knew something big was in the works when clean veils were distributed that morning. Usually we got clean veils only on the first Sunday of the month.
Memory is tricky. Do I remember filing into my row that day behind Sister Leo, or is it just that I know that's what we would have done. Was I on the team to wax the chapel floor that week? Or did I have sacristy duty, during which I would have ironed the altar linens? Was I meditating when the flash went off or focusing on how tight my head band was?
It's worth a few minutes of meditation to try to recall what I was thinking on that day, how I would have answered questions like How are you? or Why do bad things happen to good people?
KILLER IN THE CLOISTER is a thinly veiled (so to speak) novel based on those days.