Well, he's dead and finally he's buried. Did anyone find it a little disconcerting about the fact that the pope was out there for several days and wasn't embalmed? To quote a mourner "he looked a little haggard". Uhm, yeah. I have to admit, I was facinated with the whole ritual of the mourning and the funeral. As I was flipping through the channels, I came across the funeral broadcast. I was mesmerized, with the latin, the incense and the solemn pomp. I read this great article by Hans Kung, a Catholic theologian who was silenced for his critical analysis. The church is as sick as the pope was. Frank Rich of NYT has a great editorial on the media and it's coverage. Read this funny entry about the pope and his corpse. Smile for the camera!
Speaking of dead things, my ipod has stopped working I've only had it for a few months and I can't get to play anything. *sigh* I tried everything and it still doesn't work. Funny my life was fine before I got it, now I can't live without it. I lost over 1000 songs *double sigh*. Now, I have to send it off and wait for a long time to get it fixed. I suppose I will have to listen to the conversations on the bus for now. Another sign that the Ipod has jumped the shark.
I went to see the cherry blossoms this weekend. They were beautiful. The entire tidal basin was frosted with white and pink. It was the perfect weekend to see them, the weather was wonderful (cool in the 70's) and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. There were thousands of people there, taking alot of pictures. Here's a nice pic of the cherry blossoms.