Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Other Internet

Around midnight in the moon-lit cobblestone courtyard of the Prodromos Monastery at Mount Menoikeion, a student and I were sitting outside taking advantage of the wifi signal that we've managed, somewhat ambivalently, to install. A solitary nun walked by with her prayer beads, and gently asked what we were doing. After explaining what we were up to, she smiled and said in a light Greek accent, while gesturing to the sky, "I'm trying to access the other internet."

I nominate this to be placed among the top ten nun quips of the twenty-first century.

[crossposted at the Mount Menoikeion blog]