Sam Mahon looks back on the moments of his life when he felt connected to Christ Church Cathedral.
We were pausing for coffee recently in a rural cafe when a woman blew in through the door as if she had been expelled from a vacuum cleaner.
She headed for a nearby table and threw herself into a chair opposite a thin, upright man dressed in the drab garb of an undertaker.
Blowing a lock of hair from her eyes, she slapped a palm on the table between them and addressed him as follows: “What on earth have we done to deserve this snatch-and- grab society? It seems to have subsumed us.”