I would love for the pope not to just do the action of washing feet, but to write a poem about what it feels like to wash feet, how the experience of it actually inspires and moves him inside. Does he feel emotion and connection, or is going through the motions as a representation of meaningfulness enough? I'm interested in traditional actions inspiring a genuine emotion, an embodied experience, new thinking or perspective that is unique, and original, even if only for the person in that particular moment. The situation where even if you know what is going to happen, it is an embodied experience. There was a great writer that spoke of the "surprise of the inevitable". Can traditional actions stir surprising emotion or perspective shifts? Does the pope experience that?
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