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Make the sign of the cross by all means but do it 'right'.

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There is a moment in Samuel Beckett’s story ‘The Expelled’ in which the hero watches a funeral pass:
Personally if I were reduced to making the sign of the cross I would set my heart on doing it right, nose, navel, left nipple, right nipple. But the way they did it, slovenly and wild, he seemed crucified all of a heap, no dignity, his knees under his chin and his hands anyhow ... As for the policeman he stiffened to attention, closed his eyes and saluted ... The horses were farting and shitting as though they were going to the fair.

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