We went out in Luxembourg capital city today and had a very interesting experience. Gaz is back at school, so he wasn’t there (would have been interesting to see if this would have happened with him there too…). It was just us and Fifi.
We were looking for a pharmacy that was open (we found the address, but didn’t know where it was, so gave up and were walking back to the car) when this guy came up to us and started saying something in a mix of German and Italian and French. The guy was wearing this white outfit with ‘Italia’ and a flag logo on it. Like a footballer’s training kit or something, without being a footballer. Anyway, he kept trying to communicate, eventually telling me in French (after I told him I could understand French) what he was trying to say, since his English wasn’t very good and Matt couldn’t understand him at all. Thought I’d add that while he looked and acted unusual, he didn’t seem or smell drunk. Just strange.
Basically what he said was he was just walking along, when he saw Fifi and made eye contact with her, and it made the hair on his arms stand on end. He said he got this incredible feeling came over him, like she was a ‘special child’ (he said), and so he came over to talk to her. He kept touching her, and talking just to her and she was giggling and smiling at him, making him smile at her. Then he did something really weird – I don’t know much about Catholic things, but he gave her what looked like at least 2 different Catholic blessings, then kissed her head and waved while walking away. We looked at each other, and then looked back and he was gone. He’d disappeared completely (even tho there was nowhere he could have really gone so fast), which really kind of freaked us out. These 2 guys had been sitting on a bench at the side of the road watching this in bemusement, and even they looked weirded out.
I still don’t really know what that was all about, but it was just a weird thing to cap off a weird day.