Not again! Chaplain hoisting his cassock and treading gingerly on the croquet lawn. More bogstead sagas. We’ve sent for the men with the equipment and had knowledgeable discussions about rodding eyes and the like. But to no effect. Reinforcements arrive tomorrow. I hope the kitchen floor won’t have to come up.
Meanwhile, we went to ‘Be Near Me’ in the Perth Playhouse on Saturday night. It’s based on the novel by Andrew O’Hagan .. about a priest in Argyll .. about his huge ability and his lostness as a person … about paedophilia .. about what happens to priests who get lost. Great theatre and uncomfortable.
I’m going through a phase of doing Thought for the Day again
A really good play, well acted and directed too.
I suppose Father David never ever recovered from losing his friend Conor in a car crash. Sought solace in the Church, but eventually became lost.
I was not entirely convinced by the series of errors of judgement leading up to ‘the kiss’, or whether he was actually infatuated by the boy.
But the bigger picture – communities, church, relationships and death were well handled. I did enjoy the dinner party scene.
And a busy theatre, thank goodness. There was a good sprinkling of actors in the audience too, which is usually a good sign.
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