September 12th, 2004

Fishy Circumstances

Beware the footwear

ultrascichick, anti-sandal campaigner, will appreciate a detail included in a poorly-typed-up version of the Rule of St. Benedict through which I was reading this afternoon:

"Owing to the sandals which are wont to spring up, the morning and evening office should, plainly, never end unless the Lord's Prayer is said...so that...they may cleanse themselves of failings of this kind."

(My ellipses don't even misrepresent the elided text!)