Daily Prompt–Fly On The Wall


If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SNEAKY.

We all want to be privy to “secret” negotiations. We are want to be places that we aren’t allowed to be. I am no exception.

Pope Francis I appears on the central balconyIf I could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere at any time in history, I would have liked to be a fly on the wall at the last papal conclave at the Sistine Chapel that elected Pope Francis I to be pope.

The proceedings of the papal conclave are very secretive. No one but the cardinals are allowed into the Sistine Chapel while they are meeting and voting. I would have loved to have heard the discussions that went on about the various men who were nominated to be pope. I wonder how they finally settled on Pope Francis as the man to lead the Catholic Church. What was there about him that set him apart from the other nominees? What made him the special man? What made him pope?

What do the cardinals talk about? How do they select their nominees? How many nominees are there on the first ballot? How to they cull down the nominees? Do the cardinals lobby for their favorites? What is the process? I think it would be fascinating to find out.

That’s why I would like to be a fly on the wall at the papal conclave that elected Pope Francis I to be pope. I think that would be an amazing experience.

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About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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2 Responses to Daily Prompt–Fly On The Wall

  1. A good choice….maybe there would be room for TWO flies on the wall? 🙂

  2. The Hook says:

    You’d make a cool spy!

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