March 16, 2006

Gratias Tibi Ago, Domine

Alas! Alack! Alas and alack! GUZMANIA! has gone off the tracks! Cristian Guzman's injury is proof that while God may answer the heartfelt prayers of millions, he does it in his own sweet time. So to all of you who prayed for Cristian to suffer a serious injury long about June of last year... thanks a lot!

I'm a big fan of Aaron Sorkin's work on The West Wing (not to be confused with the current mindless schlock that's running out the clock for the series.) One of my favorite episodes is Two Cathedrals, from the 2nd season. There's a soliloquy, partly in Latin, toward the end of the episode that I find particularly relevant to our current situation:

You can't conceive, nor can I, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God...
haec credam a deo pio, a deo justo, a deo scito?
cruciatus in crucem!
tuus in terra servus, nuntius fui; officium perfeci.
cruciatus in crucem -- eas in crucem!

You get Clayton.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely perfect reference. Does this make Guzie our Presidential character, tossing his cigarette to the floor of National Cathedral? (And will the motorcade, somewhat inexplicably, roll through the Cathedral driveway on its way between the White House and Foggy Bottom?) I can see it now - Guzie leading Nick, Vidro and Zimmerman, coming down the walkway from the clubhouse, to the tune of "Brothers in Arms." Awesome.

Yuda said...

You'll have to settle for getting a real Guzmania for the summer.

El Gran Color Naranja said...

I say Ha! Again. Ha!