Wednesday, July 12, 2006
To be a modern knight?
When I was a kid my dad would sometimes bring me along to visit our dead at the local Catholic cemetery. With wonder I would sometimes marvel at the title carved in the granite of one stone: "Papal Count" while another read: "Papal Knight."
Walking the streets of Rome I sometimes see these glorious decorations of Papal Knighthood smiling at me through the store windows. I know I should at least (pretend to) be humble, but I still would just kill to drip in these decorations while sporting my Roman tailored tux!
So many know the Chaucer line on chivalry: "A knight there was, and that a worthy man, that from the time that he first began to riden out, he loved chivalry, truth, and honor, freedom and courtesy..."