Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ambition


I posted this on my Leaflet blog because I liked the hat - The Saturno - looks way much better than the Biretta. Here is the priest's comments who posted it:
"Yes, the saturno is available in Rome. So much have the times changed that you even see it in clerical shop windows… along with other hats more than a few clerics of my acquaintance would like to have, alas."
I did not realize priests are ambitious for Bishoprics and the like. I guess I am naive. Although it could explain the pomposity in some - like climbing socialites I suppose.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:30 PM

    Rome has always attracted the ambitious - why should it be any different today?

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  2. Yes, and living in Rome lends a certain status to those who otherwise have none.

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