Chris Slade describes the son et lumiere presentation at the abbey of Bon Repos called "Le Pays de Conomor" in Brittany, which takes place during the first two weeks of August.
François, a close friend, has just called.
Would I be godmother to their son. Shock, doesn’t really describe the emotion I was feeling.
François and Fabienne are one of the most sociable couples I know. Every weekend is spent with friends, taking aperitifs here, having lunch there… always on the go. They have a whole host of friends, so why me ?.
OK, yes, I was flattered. Once, I got over that emotion, the practicalities began to raise themselves, both short term and long term. I have never been inside a catholic church, let alone been to a baptême (christening). What goes on ?. And, what would François and Fabienne expect from a godmother ?
So why, with all these questions filling my head, did I immediately say, “Yes, of course.’
‘Super, François replied, ‘We are meeting the priest tonight, he needs to confirm a few things and we need to book the church. Where were you christened ?’
‘You weren’t, ah, that could be a problem. On verra. I’ll call you when we have set the date. A bientôt.