Daniel and I went to Strasbourg yesterday. We needed to get a document translated by a certain Madame Fuckenreider.
We thought we'd take advantage and visit the Strasbourg cathedral.
It was pleasing to be in the gray shadows of the pillars and carved confessional booths, sheltered from the winds blowing outside. We admired the rose window, the statues, the frescoes.
Daniel stood behind me and took me by the waist and aided me in several rather high 'lifted jumps' in front of the medieval astronomical clock.
A white haired man selling Strasbourg trinkets and ephemera approached us.
"Won't you two behave yourselves?" he asked.
"What?" Daniel said.
"You heard me, jumping around and doing I don't know what, you can't just behave?"
Daniel asked him to go back to his kiosk and sell his goods and mind his own business.
I asked Daniel if he thought Jesus would have cared if we hopped in the house of God? Was it not okay to show some enthusiasm? And further, was it okay to exploit the spiritual qualities of the cathedral in making a buck on cheap baubles?