Post #21.9, Thursday, June 17, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. On the Road to Tours          At least my grandson-in-law sees the futility of brother’s fighting one another. May he one day grow wise in peace.  But then he chatters on about futility of family wars. There isn’t really virtue in his logic.          He explains a pragmatic flaw in warringContinue reading “Post #21.9, Thursday, June 17, 2021”

Post #21.8, Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The Road to Tours          “There are only three kings now.” Bertigan informs me.                  As we are taking the wagon to the livestock market outside of Tours, Count Bertigan, now married to my granddaughter, is filling me in on the not-secret-enough lives of the Kings and Queens of the MerovingianContinue reading “Post #21.8, Wednesday, June 16, 2021”

Post #21.7, Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The Road to Tours          I climb into the bed of Daniel’s wagon with several barrels of wine and this fellow Bert. Daniel flicks the rein and the mules move this load forward. My many questions swirl. Why horses on this simple farm? And why am I needed for this venture?Continue reading “Post #21.7, Tuesday, June 15, 2021”

Post #21.6, Thursday, June 10, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The garden of Eve          Anatase is more excited to read about babies and tell me about my children and great-grandchildren than answer my concerns about what happened to my friends who were Christian brothers on their way to Ligugè. She asked me if I know the children who were theContinue reading “Post #21.6, Thursday, June 10, 2021”

Post #21.5, Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The house of Eve, pagan healer          “The old monk does write about the monastery.” Anatase complains, “He has way too many words about that. I already read that ahead and I know those old monks were just there forever working in the inks. Believe me, that isn’t very interesting. ButContinue reading “Post #21.5, Wednesday, June 9, 2021”

Post #21.4, Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Eve’s Garden          We’re walking in Eve’s garden and I am asking Eve about the sorrows of my missing years with this family.  Eve tells me she knew of her blindness for many years, even while she had her sight. As a healer she knows it follows the small pox andContinue reading “Post #21.4, Tuesday, June 8, 2021”

Post #21.3, Thursday, June 3, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The garden path of Eve          Eve is still feeling she’s to blame in the death of Little Margey because she couldn’t save her. We are talking about forgiveness. “Do you know God loves you?”          “Of course Papa. And this pagan healer doesn’t need to hear your God words overContinue reading “Post #21.3, Thursday, June 3, 2021”

Post #21.2, Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The walking path in Eve’s garden          Eve asks, “Were there other things you thought a child shouldn’t read?”          “I want to know what happened to little Margey, and I should hear of your blindness from you.”          Eve answers, “Margey is buried down near Ezra and Colleta’s cottage nearContinue reading “Post #21.2, Wednesday, June 2, 2021”

Post #21.1, Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The walking path in Eve’s garden          Eve is telling me of negotiations Daniel had with the druid when arranging to bring this very young child here as Eve’s apprentice.          She explains, “When Daniel was last trading with the cooper the druid appeared and inquired about the progress of Anatase.Continue reading “Post #21.1, Tuesday, June 1, 2021”

Post #20.12, Thursday, May 27, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The house of Eve          I‘m walking with Eve, so we may talk about the promise made to have Anatase. I also want to learn what Nic’s pages may say of sorrows. I fear this child may come upon the woes of our family or maybe I can have her skipContinue reading “Post #20.12, Thursday, May 27, 2021”