Thursday, April 17, 2008

a question.

at 6:30 am, a small band of religious pilgrims walked past my bedroom window. i know this because they were singing - a strange, unfamiliar version of Ave Maria. i separated the window blinds with two fingers and peered out, bleary-eyed. i saw a few dozen people, shuffling along down the street in rows of two or three. kids in backpacks. old ladies with walking sticks. men that looked like monks, in their robes and sandals and corded waist-ties. someone was carrying a vatican city flag. they walked south, towards the stadium, singing.

pilgrims. outside my apartment.

and i thought, "i wonder if the pope exercises."

4 comments:

Jared Goralnick said...

see this is the stuff we missed for the last few months.

Btw, Google makes it very difficult to find out whether the pope exercises anything other than "supreme jurisdiction"

JaynieK said...

heh, jared's comment made me chuckle. nicely played.

(kate, glad you are back on the bloggernets.)

lacochran said...

Could be. I hear he has an Ipod.

d. chedwick bryant said...

The pope with his ipod and red prada loafers--he probably just stretches and wiggles a bit.