The structure itself serves as his palette, his preferred medium
Cautiously exiting the car, she left the door
could be needed. Behind the wheel, David inched our vehicle
up toward the mish-moshed masterpiece.
directly in front of her. It was an elfish little man with a big toothless grin on his face. A friendly one.
A quick visual
frisking indicated that there were no firearms involved, so Veronica
stuck out her hand in greeting and was relieved that her hand
was taken in kind. David moved in from the support vehicle and
we met Mr. Ronald Pollard, the God Guy himself. No call for backup
him as he talked, and talked, and talked.
much got his life story. He specifically asked us not to call
him Ron, he used to go by Ron but recently God set him straight.
His parents named him Ronald and he must honor that. When asked
what he does for a living, he merely said Im 72.
is a simple man, and during the entire course of our visit, it
never occurred to him that we didnt see things exactly the
same way he did. Being awoken by God in the middle of the night
and told to arise, go forth and spray paint stuff on the side
of a house seems perfectly normal to Ronald.
we follow him down a path lined with odd doors, through a courtyard
of assorted strange relics to a freestanding garage on the back
of the grounds. Inside, an old car whose hatchback runneth over
with tracts and bibles awaited the next evangelical journey.
were informed that bibles were on sale for a buck at the Dollar
General Store so he stocked up. He handed us a few sheets of fuzzy
Xeroxed paper of bible teachings with indistinguishable handwritten
scribblings in the margins. With his testifying completed, he
escorted us back to our vehicle.
Touched, we agreed, and he petitioned
We thanked him and headed on our way.
over our shoulders, we caught a glimpse of Mr. Pollard waving
and smiling, right where we left him. Waiting for Gods next
directive to be delivered and then sprayed onto one of the few
remaining clear spots on the Pollard residence.
His art may
be angry, but Ronald Pollard is a happy guy.
David & Veronica,
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