by Fr. Tom
“We have a friend in common”, she told me.
“Really? Who is that?” I asked. Then she showed me the scroll with the name St. Francis inscribed on it along with a flock of beautiful birds tattooed on her arm.
“I’m a good Jewish woman but I love the saints and he’s my favorite.” Mine too, I said.
“Some of my friends think I’m crazy for having tattoos. And for serving in the Dining Room, for that matter. But they both make me happy.” She smiled.
Phyllis has the edge on me; she can compare her tats with our guests’ , many of whom have a colorful variety of their own. But me, I don’t have any tats to show off….yet.