Umber (27.1 — Father Hoolihan’s Confession)

June 1, 2012 § 3 Comments

My son walked into my studio and handed me a photo that  I’d dropped.  It showed Vera and Kate in their wedding attire.  Between them stood Father Hoolihan.  He was staring off into space, preoccupied with his own thoughts…

“…Bless me, Father Confessor, for I have sinned, and thank you, by the way, for hearing my confession.  As one priest to another, I know how tiresome hearing confessions can be.  Anyway, I’ve told you this story before, but I feel it necessary to review it, for I believe I’ve been deceiving myself, and you, as well as God.

“I’ve told you how I had misgivings about marrying those two young people who met in my catechism class last year at St. Agnes’.  They seemed mismatched.  He was too old and too worldly for her.  And I wasn’t convinced that he really wanted to join Holy Mother Church.  I think he was play-acting to impress the young woman.  But I told myself that, since they were infatuated with one another, rather than see him lead her into sin, it would be best to unite them in holy matrimony.  Vera is a decent woman, too good for him, may the saints preserve her.”


§ 3 Responses to Umber (27.1 — Father Hoolihan’s Confession)

  • surprise3 says:

    ah ha! May the saints do just that! More mystery!
    Back to earlier comment…about not enough sleep…Betty White was interviewed recently where she spoke of never needing more than 4 hrs. sleep so we are in good company. Also saw study last year about a gene passed on from mother to daughters where a few hours sleep was enough. My mother was the same so I thank her for the gene. There are so many exciting things in this world to think about, write about, read about and experience why waste a drop of time sleeping if we can get by without. So there! Good night, dear girl.

  • surprise3 says:

    Oh and check backward through the Umbers for earlier comments if they don’t show up automatically. Ta da!

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