Love the Way We Bitch

Archives | RSS

Angry? Mad as hell and you can't take it anymore? Get something off your chest and it could be published online and/or in print. Bitches are anonymous and may be edited for length, grammar, spelling and our lenient standards of propriety.

Submit a Bitch

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Pay to pray

A woman I know told me this morning that her son has cancer. I told her I’d light a candle for her at St. Mary’s Basilica. I lit a few candles, including one for this woman and one for my mother, who is also unwell. There was one other man in the church.

Posted on Sun, Dec 9, 2007 at 4:39 PM

Published June 29, 2006.Pay to pray

A woman I know told me this morning that her son has cancer. I told her I’d light a candle for her at St. Mary’s Basilica. I lit a few candles, including one for this woman and one for my mother, who is also unwell. There was one other man in the church. As I was leaving, he said rudely: “Excuse me, you have to pay for the candles.” I told him I had no change, I would pay next time. I asked him if he works there. He just turned and shook his head as if he was better than me. It’s a good thing I was in a church or I’d have told him to go fuck himself. I wonder what God thinks about me.

Burned at the Basilica

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.