Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Tongue tied
I have not yet "messed up" in the Eucharistic Prayer of the Holy Mass either by saying John Paul's name after his death or by accidently saying John Paul now instead of Benedict. But just to be sure, I put a little post-it note in the Missal that said "Benedict". Even still, as I said the Holy Mass this evening, looking directly at the post-it note, I really had to force my tongue, mouth, and vocal chords to move and form the necessary shapes to make the sound that we recognize as the word "Benedict". It is so weird. I mean, I said Benedict's name, but the feeling as I was saying it was very forced and my mouth really wanted to naturally make the shape for John Paul. It will take some time to adjust, but it will come.

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