Horizontal Lives

True Tales of the Infamous Courtesan: Persephone N. Hades and her Horizontal Life underground. How she got there, her mis-adventures and her struggle to re-surface.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

A Client tells me he visited St. Peter’s Church in Rome.

"Did you know, he says, that at the threshold of the Cathedral, there are markings on the floor that measure the length of the knaves of the most famous Churches in the World?"

"What does that mean?"

"On the floor, they state that St. Peter’s in Rome has the longest knave of all the Cathedrals in the World."

"And a ‘knave’ is?" (Sorry but I’m not Catholic.)

"The Church is shaped like a Cross…the knave is the long part of the cross."

"Like the aisle leading to the front podium?"

"Um Hmm. And then, also on the floor are the measurements of the many other famous Cathedrals such as St. Patrick’s in New York, etc."

"Why? Why did they do that?"

"I don’t know. But I found it interesting. I like to tell you things I find curious—and interesting."

"So in other words, even though these are Priests, they are still concerned about the who has the longest—"


"A.k.a. Penis."

"Um hmmm. A.k.a. Penis."

Sigh. Men.

Even Priests do it?

My goodness.


At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a minor spelling fetish.

I think you mean NAVE - the middle part of the body of the church, extending from the baluster, or rail, of the choir to the main entrance.

At 11:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops! As i said, I'm not Catholic! But I thank you for the correction..but now that I think of it, I'm sure Knaves measure themselves too--no?

At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I wouldn't necessarily trust their measurements.
rogue: a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

And you can mis-spell for me any day.


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