Anyway, I' back in the harem after a long Easter break in the UK with Eve.
Difficult to know what Berluska's been up to in our absence due to a series of ‘world events’ that have left all our bunga bunga excitement decidedly in the shade… e se non fosse per Mentana non si capirebbe niente. GRAZIE Chicco!! (Mentana is one of the few TV journalists who tells it like it is).
Can’t help thinking that something weird is going on, however.
On Friday most of Britain was gripped by mass hysteria and swept along on a wave of partyism/ patriotism that apparently hasn’t been seen for a long time. It felt a bit like being in a world cup final and knowing that you were going to win whatever happened. Fair enough. I’m not at all into all that stuff myself and there are lots (and lots) of arguments against it all… but, having lived in a democratically more evolved republic for the past twenty years I can’t say that it gives me a greater sense of anything much! (And lots to say on that too. Save it for another time). In any case, whatever your point of view people from all around the globe seemed to be celebrating the royal couple or the party or the ‘being there’ even though it had nothing to do with them really, 2 billion people globally watched it on TV and even an old left-wing activist like me found the trees in the abbey beautiful and was moved at the sense of history.
I was back in the harem just in time to see (metaphorically speaking) Pope JPII being ‘beatificato’ (How do you say that in English?? Half way up the career ladder to sainthood???) Another event that did absolutely nothing for me personally but again which saw the streets of a capital city full of people celebrating. More than 1 million Catholics from around the world gathered in St Peter’s and around Rome to take part. Fair enough!
And just as we thought the busy weekend was over BL apparently goes and gets killed in Pakistan. More cities filled with cheering crowds celebrating. Fair enough (?)
Don’t you think it’s weird that three ‘big events’ (as they call them in Italy) happened in the space of three days and none of them by chance? Why did W&K choose the end of April (very unpredictable month weather wise) to get married in? Why on earth did the Vatican want to cause all the problems it did by mixing the Beatification (?) celebrations with the traditional 1st May celebrations which already cause chaos in Rome each year? Why did Obama decide that it had to be now? They must have had Bin under observation for quite a long time (if of course they did ‘kill him’)
Is there anything in the stars? Is the fact that half the globe is ‘celebrating’ something or other written down in an ancient prophecy of someone or other? Should we expect more? My husband thinks it means that his football team will avoid relegation. I think that is unlikely. Hey, who knows? But when it happens, remember I told you!! I said it was weird.