Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chapter Four: In which the news reaches the music office

"Oh, it's you. How may I be of service, O pastor my pastor?"
"Got a question for you. Have you ever performed for a Pope?"
"Yes. Only three times, alas... twice for JP2 and once for B16. On our pilgrimages to Rome."
"Oh, yeah." 

To make a long story short, Father Joe told him. "Mum's the word."
"Of course."
"Don't tell anyone." 
Even before he hung up the phone Dr Furey knew precisely what needed to happen. It posed massive logistical challenges, of course, but wasn't that the point? To his way of thinking "simple" and "easy" were polite ways of saying "boring" and "predictable."