Ignoring the silliness that would try to persuade me that the Ascension has been postponed (and which denies me access to a Mass today!) I thought I would post an Ascension Day treat for my loyal reader.
Ascendit Deus by Peter Phillips
Ascendit Deus in iubilatione, et Dominus in voce tubae. Alleluia! Alleluia!
God ascends in jubilation, and the Lord to the sound of trumpets. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Secretive (eg my wife doesn't know I'm writing this blog)
Mendacious (eg my name isn't really Ben Trovato - that comes from an Italian saying: Se non è vero, è molto ben trovato - if it's not true, it's well found (or made up, as we'd say.))
Superficial (I have an interest in almost everything, and can pass myself off as knowing a lot more than I do...)
Self-deluding (my wife probably does know about this blog by now...)
For the record, my kids aren't really called Antonia, Bernadette, Charlie and Dominique either... It would seem unfair to write about them under their true names, so ABCD seemed a good idea. My wife's not Anna either, but again the AB pattern seemed pleasing.