The priest

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Photo credit: two stout monks

“Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear sister…”

Do these words I’m reciting mean something to them?  Or is it just background noise?

“…we therefore commit her body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust…”

My throat is getting dry, voice might be cracking up.  Come on man!  You’re in the sight of God; clear your throat and pull yourself together…

Good heavens, is that man drinking liquor from that hip-flask; at a funeral no less?

Maybe he has the right idea…

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About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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19 Responses to The priest

  1. Well that was certainly an interesting perspective! I love that his literal voice is so greatly contrasted by his private thoughts. Awesome stuff. 😀

  2. jubilare says:

    Hahahaha! New, nuanced and entertaining to boot!

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  4. Haha, I find it interesting that two voice writers picked a funeral, and you both wrote the priest’s perspective today, yet they are entirely different. This one is beginning to be disillusioned – with people, not with God – yet he shows a humorous understanding of those people, nonetheless – the “maybe he’s got the right idea.” I like that. Show’s he’s not too self righteous.

  5. Carrie says:

    I bet a lot of priests wish they could have that little flask 🙂 I know my priest is probably dipping into one 😉

  6. writingsprint says:

    I like how this voice is concerned about appearances, trying to represent himself well, but deep down he’s as flawed as “the man with the flask.”

  7. evan72 says:

    How often we forget that no one is without self-doubt….

  8. elmowrites says:

    I’m right there in his head reading this. Fantastic job of taking us into his thoughts as he sees a funeral from a different, impersonal, stance.

  9. Love this voice! It’s so detached, worried about things the past voices weren’t. Pep-talking himself about how God’s watching… great,unique voice

  10. yikici says:

    lol what a priest, I love the contrast between the way he’s perceived from the outside to how his mind actually ticks, a great insight, well done. 🙂

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