June 26, 2011, 10:36 PM, Italy time
Feeling clever in my room in Taormina, Italy
We just got back from the most intense precession I have ever been a part of. We went to church at 7 and then celebrated something I didn’t understand because it was in Italian. But we had a precession around the ENTIRE CITY OF TAORMINA following the priests and stopping every once in a while to pray. It was amazing. The entire city was involved and it was decorated with flowers. People lit off fireworks and had sparklers. It was amazing.