Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Revisionist History for those who voted for the Pope

My dad sent me this lovely picture in an email the other day.

For the rest of you who are also disappointed that I chose to see a pop star over a pope, allow me to explain myself. Had I gone to see Pope Benedict, I would have been one of many thousands of New Yorkers packed into a stretch of only a few blocks hoping for a mere glimpse of the man as he rode by.

As for the Regina Spektor concert, I was one of only several hundreds of New Yorkers trying to pack into a tiny club. As it turned out, I didn't even make it inside to see her while she played. (But she sure sounded great from right outside the open door.) Lucky for me I was able to squeeze my way in after her performance to meet her, thus validating the choice I made to pass up the Papacy.

I think the patron saints will forgive me.

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