So just when you begin to despair of the pandemic you run across a video of the Redemptoristine nuns performing a dance in their monastery. What makes this video especially enjoyable is that these nuns are the real deal. They restrict their access to the outside world and devote their lives to prayer. They made this video as a way to “cheer people up” and it certainly worked for me. You can’t help but smile when these plain, often portly women wearing habits, crosses and sensible black shoes start dancing in the hallways of their monastery in the backwoods of Ireland. There are even a few priests who get in on the action. It’s heartwarming and adorable. And then there’s the cat lawyer. An attorney from Texas who was in virtual court and had a cat filter on his screen. He couldn’t figure out how it got there or how to get it off. He kept telling the judge “I’m not a cat”, as if the judge couldn’t figure that out. It was hysterical. And the cat kept moving its eyes and mouth when the guy talked.
Humor will get us through.