Tuesday, October 18, 2016

If the Mountain Won't Come to Muhammad...

"If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain" is a phrase coined by Francis Bacon, probably based on a Turkish proverb.
Well, the Much Honored Bock McMillan, laird of Southern Charm and prince of Cascade Falls etc., etc., has for some time been pressured by his old friend Francis to come visit him in Rome. 

The laird has made up one ridiculous excuse after another for not going, the truth is possibly that he is a bit overwhelmed that his old pal, the seminar student Jorge has suddenly become a sovereign like himself since being elected Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, the Bishop of Rome and Sovereign of the Vatican City. (The man may actually, however hard it may be to believe, hold more titles than the laird.)

Anyway, Jorge wasn't having any more evasions so he saw to it that he could travel to the lairds first life home in style. Ostensibly he will be in Lund from the 31st of October to the1st of November to commemorate the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with other church leaders. However, the two of them know the true reason. They are to hang out, drink some beer and/or wine, eat pasta and talk about bygone days. 

It seems, that the laird - once he got over his exasperation and surprise - is looking forward to the reunion.

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    1. Yeah, I'll do my best but since he was "elevated" Jorge has become just a bit stuck up and a little wary of being photographed, especially if he is not fully covered in white... I'll see what I can manage...

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  2. I have an idea that's a sure-fire way for you to gain a meeting with the Holy Father AND end up on European television at the same time. Why don't you go to a costume shop and purchase a large white nun's habit -- like the one the famous Sister Dominique, the Belgian Singing Nun wore in the 1960's when she was an international media celebrity, and serenade The Holy Father holding a large guitar with a rendition of her catchy French religious folk-tunes in Swedish. You can catch Sister Dominique (who would shock the Church by coming out as a lesbian in the 1970's) here- https://youtu.be/10mMDtpfcQM

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    1. Hahaha there is something in your suggestion that really appeals to me but, upon closer consideration I think it may be safer for me to refrain from following it.

      You see, when I picture myself dressed in a white nun's habit I am afraid people may believe I'm a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and not a peaceful singing nun with an amazing and sonorous tenor voice. Either that or some crazy gay guy with a Gandalf, The White fetisch.

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