Lifestyles of the Young and Liturgically Impressionable

A brief account of my favorite moment from the just-completed Triduum. (Well, OK. Fine. My second-favorite moment. Right after the Paschal Vigil’s tintinnabulous Gloria, which is always my favorite moment. Because I’m a lousy Lent person.)

During Good Friday’s General Intercessions, our cantor intoned “Let us kneel!” beautifully, as is his wont. And then, after an appropriate period of silence, equally beautifully, “Let us stand!” Around the third intercession or so, David the Fourth Son, who is alternately standing-and-kneeling next to me as instructed, rolls his eyes dramatically and says (in his best stage whisper):

Can you just make up your mind already???

Ah, kids. Never a dull moment with ‘em. (Also, David’s “Best Stage Whisper” is really heavy on the “Best” and really, really light on the “Whisper.” So…yeah. Loud. My ears may have been red and/or burning.)

Attribution(s): “Winking David” is my photo. I can’t remember the scenario that brought it about, but the underlying mischief is one I know well.

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About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, being amazed by his (currently) lone daughter, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.


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