The Pope, A Rainbow and New York



Due to heavy security, the line to get into the Pope Francis “Journey of Faith” event and Mass at Madison Square Garden stretched down to 22nd street and then snaked up again weaving through and around each city block. We entered the line at 2:30 and got through security at 6pm. Along the way…. plenty of New York humor and a touch of the supernatural on this perfect Indian Summer day. A woman looked up and said: “Look, a rainbow; and it looks like a smile. Strange weather we’re having.” A young, burly 25-year old cop instantly shot back: “Lady, if you think that’s the weather, you’re on the wrong line!!”