Thursday, May 19, 2005

Appreciating the Good Things Here Below

Another gem discovered on the Catholic Light (not "Catholic Lite") blog - this, posted by John Schultz, I can't resist quoting in full (all that follows is quoted from that blog):

The more I hear about B16, the happier I am.

Pope Benedict Without His Beloved Piano as Movers Struggle to Fit It Into His New Quarters

"ROME — Pope Benedict XVI, a fan of Mozart and Bach, is still without his piano as movers have been unable to fit it through the windows of his papal apartment, it was reported Wednesday...

Ratzinger, who apparently uses the piano to relax at times of stress, reportedly used to irk his neighbours by playing Mozart, Bach and Palestrina a little too loudly, according to German weekly Der Spiegel."

That's what we need: a Pope who plays Palestrina a little too loudly.