Monday, October 01, 2007

World Youth Day

"Religious unity can look like a carnival and religious liberty can look like a funeral."

I wish I could post a better picture of the last Wyd but, apart from forgetting to take the camera with me, I've lost all the photos I took with one of those single use cameras I bought in the way to Cologne, in Paris, another beautiful city.

Anyway, I found this quote by Chesterton and it reminded me instantly of that summer. I've also read somewhere something Chesterton wrote on Cockneys and their jokes that made me think of the days in Cologne. It had something to do with french beards, but I haven't been able to find it.

What I can say is that I had a great time that summer and, though I haven't got any picture left, I keep an italian flag and bunch of hats, caps, bracelets and other souvenirs from different parts of the world. If you've been there you know what I'm talking about.

I hope you like the picture and the quote, if you hadn't heard of it, and I also hope to see you in the next World Youth Day in Sydney, which, of course, I'm attending. No one could possibly make me miss it. Ci vediamo a Sydney ! (That's one of the things I learnt to say in Italian).


gilbertgirl said...

Wow, you went to WYD? So did Margaret. Will you come to Sydney next summer? I'm going! Benedict XVI is as much a favorite author of mine as Chesterton!

Mapaz said...

Really? Oh, that's great! I want to volunteer for the next WYD! It would be cool to meet you there and I agree with you, Benedict XVI is such a good author too. Actually, I'm reading his last book and I'm enjoying it so much.

Lucia said...

Ooh,you're lucky! I wish I could go to WYD.

gilbertgirl said...

Would that be Jesus of Nazareth? I'm reading it with Ria and some other friends, and we meet every week and discuss it.