Instead of something funny this Friday, I offer you something FABULOUS!
I don’t know where I was when this piece originally aired on CBS’s 60 Minutes (oh yes, now I remember, doing final editorial revisions on my novel) but I am thrilled to have discovered it and to share it with you. The video segment offers a marvelous glimpse into the Vatican Library, a storehouse of innumerable treasures of Western Civilization (and I DO mean innumerable –turns out no one can definitively list every book, map etc that is in the library).
I wonder how Henry VIII would feel about the Pope possessing some of his love letters to Anne Boleyn. My guess—he wouldn’t be thrilled—but I was thrilled to see them, even if it was only on my computers screen.
Enjoy your twelve minute tour of the Pope’s private library.