Post #24.11, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          So the rumor is that the tree fell due to my disrespect for the holiness of an image representing the Holy Spirit swath of Trinity. I guess I should repent before any more trees faint away in the forest.          Dear God, please help me to be more respectfulContinue reading “Post #24.11, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021”

Post #24.10, Weds., Sept. 22, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          I’m grateful that the chatty stable master delivers dry straw for my mat and he stays with his ax to help me finish tidying the debris of twigs and sticks.  Now after the others have gone he is still helping me weave back my damaged roof. Even in thisContinue reading “Post #24.10, Weds., Sept. 22, 2021”

Post #24.9, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” [John 1:5] It was the metaphor of message in the letters we inked.          It happens every day, and sometimes after a thunderstorm. A glorious refreshing lightness overcomes darkness. The great human lust for dualities isContinue reading “Post #24.9, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021”

Post #24.8, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          This time I paint the dove from the back. Triangular, yes, but its head is forward with legs extended for the landing on the head of Jesus.  Maybe it’s a more awkward position than a nestled dove but it is true to nature and yet a triangular wingspread isContinue reading “Post #24.8, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021”

Post #24.7 Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          “It’s relentless! The stiff, unbent, notions get painted over the ancient stories and called doctrine. It is as though God needs to be reinvented in each war of Bishops called Councils.” I plead with the master of the inks.          “Scrape it clean and start again, Brother Lazarus.”          Continue reading “Post #24.7 Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021”

Post #24.6, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          With a fine, strong hair for a brush I’m now at an artist’s bench to fill a circle of art on the page of John 1:32. My subject will be a dove landing on the wettened head of my friend and teacher, Jesus. The dove finds respite from theContinue reading “Post #24.6, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021”

Post #24.5, Thursday, September 9, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          The stable master is a caldron of bubbling royal rumors, and now he is telling me of a commoner, a son of a slave, turned into a count by King Chilperic.          He goes on, “So this is how the fellow, Leudast, sleezzeled his way to the high placeContinue reading “Post #24.5, Thursday, September 9, 2021”

Post #24.4, Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          Now there is a stirring among the horses and the doves flap and fly immediately into the rafters.  The stable master is at the doorway, surprised to see another monk here in his own assigned workplace.          “I came out here for some hairs of horses for my paintContinue reading “Post #24.4, Wednesday, September 8, 2021”

Post #24.3, Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          In my plea to read the Gospel of John as poetic metaphor and less as literal things of earth I ended up promoted to an artist’s bench. Apparently, my sketch of vining grapes was more beloved than my argument against Trinity. So I’m assigned to illustrate a border circleContinue reading “Post #24.3, Tuesday, September 7, 2021”

Post #24.2, Thursday, September 2, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          We are considering using more art in our copy of the Gospel of John. I make a sketch that doesn’t speak of the currently popular idea of Trinity to let the sketch itself argue the issue. I suggest the room we have on the page for art show theContinue reading “Post #24.2, Thursday, September 2, 2021”