Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Outdoor Easter scene, St Patrick's Church, Trim, Co Meath

1 comment:

Paddy Smith said...

Apropos Holy Week, John Waters had an interesting piece in yesterday's (Good Friday's) issue of The Irish Times. He talked about the way our parents believed so much in Providence during times of adversity. He was giving out about the wall-to-wall coverage of economic matters in the media, to the exclusion of almost everything else, and almost sympathised with Brian Lenihan for the deluge of crucifixion jokes and puns that greeted a budget published in Holy Week. This laboured punning was the only way "this apparent happenstance" had been marked, he said, castigating people for missing "the note of benign irony in the fact that, nursing our wounds on this darkest of days (Good Friday), we await the deliverance of the brightest dawn in history." An interesting piece, but I had to read some parts of it two or three times before I figured out his meaning, which could be obtuse.