Saturday, September 02, 2006

My favorite photo...

It was pouring rain. It was about two o'clock in the morning. It was the Vatican Basilica on Christmas before dawn. It was his last Christmas. I was trying to keep from weeping. My roommate was shouting in Italian for the Holy Father to look at us. He did. I took the photo as he blessed us (do you see the second pope on the right?).

Then, they neared us. I screamed in Latin: Ad multos annos! My roomate screamed Ti voglio bene! Next, the procession halted and he was directly in front of us. We all screamed and he stared at my roommate and I (I will never forget that stare). Lolek, prega per noi!

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