Friday, September 09, 2005

Does God need a cleaner?

On the Southbank, just down from the Golden Hinde, one finds Borough Market with all it's tempting offers of cheeses, breads, meat and exotic fruits, among other things. This is where I went today, after wandering trough the Tate Modern, across the Millenium Bridge, and lunch with my boyfriend.

And then the rain started coming down, and as is good tradition when it starts raining as you walk past a church, I went inside Southwalk Cathedral.

As one walks in to the house of God, voices are lowered and all you can hear is the footsteps of tourists and their low wispers.

And in the background the constant humming of Henry the hoover, making the house of God a living room.


Anonymous Will said...

But there was one difference. It was the Angel Henry, the guardian angel of all hoovers. Not just any old henry!

11:39 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DidnĀ“t have cleaners back then..

9:53 pm  
Blogger Nan said...

No matter what - that vacuum cleaner is adorable - I haven't seen it before.

2:26 pm  
Blogger Sparkling said...

Anon; Back in my days we didn't have houses, but no matter, because we had God. Now we only have houses.

2:30 pm  
Blogger kyknoord said...

If the place didn't need cleaning, that would be like - um - a miracle.
[tbblp - table blip.

11:35 am  
Blogger Mandy said...

It's a shame brother Kirby came along and stole Henry's limelight.

1:32 pm  
Anonymous OldGuy said...

The sound of a vacuum cleaner in church can be very comforting, it lets you know somebody cares enough about the place to keep it clean. :)

2:56 pm  

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