Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Béni Neighborhood

This location has all the bases covered.

We sit in a group of Orthodox Russian Catholics, with a smattering of Hasidim in the 10 block area. CF is a faithful member of the LDS Church, one of my PM's (Personal Mormons) to whom I attached myself back in the early days... she introduced me to theater in all forms, and supports my love of writing, along with the other sisters of my heart that I've not driven mad yet...

Me? I'm a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad Catholic, who doesn't attend Mass at any time, but, I DO make sure I use the various phrases when cursing,

"JESUSMARYANDJOSEPHANDALLTHESAINTSINHEAVEN!
WHATINGODSNAMEAREYOUDOINGCHILD?"
CHRISTONACRACKER!
HOLYMOTHEROFGOD
JESUSWEPT!!"
It's a learned thing, these phrases, right up there with genuflecting and The Lord's Prayer, without that extra tail of words the non Catholic Christians insist on using.

HF, the youngest of the brood, plays with EM next door.... best friends, they walk home from school...some days I pick them up.

So, in this holy neighborhood of Christians and Jews, I walk home the devout little Mormon girl and her friend, EM... whose parents are practicing Wiccans.

I LOVE THIS CITY!!!!

6 comments:

Solomon said...

You forgot "Jesus wept". :)

Peter Varvel said...

Ha ha ha! I'm going to start using one or two of those . . . add it on top of the most recent one, "FMD."
Oh, my freakin' heck!
:)

Quin Browne said...

solomon~edited to add it!

peter~you forgot B...Me Backwards.


*cough*

Cormac Brown said...

And the city, aside from the creeps, loves you back.

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

Damn, I can't use those. Damn.

skinbeatergreg said...

Back in college I told my Sainted Mother that I was no longer a practicing catholic.

Remember that scene with Harvey Fierstein coming out to Anne Bancroft in Torch Song Trilogy? Imagine that. Only I'm not gay...Or fat...Or jewish...

Well, maybe imagine something else.

...Oh, and welcome back! I kept a light on for ya...