Carl Olson (of Da Vinci Code fame) emailed to say thanks for the Da Vinci post, and to clarify that he is a Catholic of the Byzantine variety, and therefore kisses icons rather than statues. Big difference, I’m told. I have corrected the entry, with my head hung in shame at my lack of attentiveness to these manifestations of religious diversity. Forgive me.
(Title of this post from a Yeats poem, which I first read when I was a little boy. It was the example text for a lesson in BASIC, in which I used the PRINT command to output the poem in the shape of a lamp.)