Fumata blanca

8 AM, the Vatican. Still no white smoke.

8 AM, Venialbo (Spain). If white smoke.

The vineyards are tucked behind a slight wake but persistent snow white.

9:00 a.m., Venialbo (Spain). No news of any kind, I sit by the window with my fried egg with paprika, as did my grandfather, my bottle of Valnuevo , 2006, reserved for an occasion, and watched the sun awakens reflecting on the snow.

Year of snow, year of white smoke coming ….. …. Avemus Pope?

I mind my own…

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