One of my goals this year is to get my fluency back in Spanish. I haven’t had reason to use it since I got sick and had to give up my tutoring business, and I miss having this skill at my fingertips.
To begin with I’ve started watching the daily news on UnivisiÃ³n, and this past week most of the coverage had to do with the Pope’s visit to Mexico. There were processions, and vestments, and incense, and colorful costumes, and crowds as far as the eye could see; we the viewers were spoiled for beautiful scenes.
The camera panned slowly across the congregation as the Pope approached the altar. It stopped on a sea of black-habited nuns, faces reverent and composed as they prepared themselves for the solemn service about to begin.
My attention was caught by one nun in particular who looked as though she was starting to make the sign of the cross. I watched as she slowly, steadily raised her arm…
…to reveal a bright purple iPhone, with which she slowly, steadily snapped a photo of His Holiness and then slowly, steadily returned to her lap.
In the name of the iPad, the Smartphone, and Bluetooth, Amen.