I use to narrate her life to my students, every November the 22th: Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Today, I asked to the class: "Do you know? Today it is Saint Cecilia's day". To my astonishment, my students had never heard about her. I decided not to narrate her life to them. Anyway, they always find Saint Cecilia very dumb; she kept her virginity and she could not avoid to be beheaded and it looks like she could't sing or play the organ after all. I must tell my students that she actually sang while she was being beheaded. "And then the executioner did not kill her, at the last minute!". No, I answer, she was killed, what did you expect?. Naturally, she looks even dumber, what a fraud. Sometimes I change the ending: Saint Cecilia is about to be eaten by a lion. And then she starts to sing. The public is in awe, suspenseful. "And then the lion did not eat her!" I answer: but naturally, the lion ate her all the same. "And why is she the patron saint of music? She was dumb!".
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