To grin and bear it

I have always been on the defensive replying to Mr Guillaumier’s incessant vociferous unholy crusade

19 June 2016, 8:49am
If John Guillaumier (Letters) is curious about my views on the subject of the death of children, he must buy another paper. After all, I have always been on the defensive replying to Mr Guillaumier’s incessant vociferous unholy crusade, so let me dream with a humorous touch:

I visualise Mr Guillaumier as a robust muscled gladiator in the middle of the arena waiting for the lions to be unleashed but instead a dozen guinea pigs squirm from their cages in combat. Easy prey, with the sepulchral enforced silence all around and an unusual hilarious spectacle.

I’ll continue with a lighter vein, far more pleasant than Guillaumier’s Don Quixotic adventure in the press. Placido Domingo holds the record for being applauded for 80 minutes after singing in Othello in 1991. After the resignation of Pope Benedict, a group of Spanish youths organised a standing ovation of 90 minutes hopefully to be registered in the Guinness Book of Records. It was dedicated to Pope Benedict.

Indeed he was a star! And so say all of us. But let’s not forget that in the firmament there is a far brighter blinking light, the superstar Jesus Christ, the Son, the sun.

John Azzopardi
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