Remember this little ditty, in which I joked that my mother probably drove Pope Joseph Ratzinger to the priesthood?
Well, tonight I was minding my own business, mindlessly thumbing through today’s paper, when I came upon this picture --- and gasped.
Seriously, is it just me or is there an eerie resemblance between the pope and my mother and aunt… who were born in the same small German town at about the same time as the pope?! (The pope’s birthday/place is April, 1927/Traunstein and Mom’s is June, 1927/Traunstein…)
Let’s look at this again, shall we?
My aunt (with me):
And Mom (and me)…
Do you see it? To me it is jarring. He feels completely familiar and I swear I can imagine his mannerisms.
This is disturbing!
Call me crazy (go ahead, I don’t mind), but I have a feeling…
Oh, I can’t even SAY it. (But do you see it?)