I could have told Math Man to meet me at forum. drama.alas after Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. Instead we went through a couple of iterations to make sure we both agreed on which fountain we intend to rejoin forces at. And I can't count the number of times I've waited on one side of a hotel lobby to meet someone who is patiently standing on the other side.
There is a warmth to naming a place that numbers don't carry — even for me, who loves numbers. In the 40th chapter of Isaiah, God counts the stars, but also gives them names. I enjoy, too, the randomness of the words. Are we a bunch who likes laptops, who also gather to celebrate the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours in a small chapel at the back of the parish church? We may be. We are a geeky lot.