While on the approach ramp, I saw a low-flying NYPD helicopter. This IS New York, so I thought nothing about it.
Moments later, I saw three very official-looking helicopters heading from the Queens/JFK-area that reminded me of what Marine One looked like from The West Wing and all were heading toward where the UN is located.
NYPD helicopters were circling the site where I lost sight of the desending helicopters.
Thinking this all was a bit odd, even for New York, I checked my watch-10:00ish-and called my Pope-obsessed friend Hung. Sure enough, the Pope's schedule had him in route from JFK to the UN via helicopter about that time.
If I'm lucky, he looked down upon the Brooklyn Bridge at that moment and blessed the people on it.
This isn't an academic post, but it is about me literally Waiting for Benedict.
(Note: I'm writing this from my BlackBerry while on a train so I'll add links and the category tonight when I settle in.)