Day five begins

September 17, 2007

The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part- The Waiting, Tom Petty, 1981

First ballot of the day is black.


News cameras remain idle as the conclave reaches the halfway point. There is not much to do here but watch and wait.


The waiting gives me time to think of what music I will play on the day the decision is made. Will it be Handel’s Messiah or Mozart’s Requiem?