Post #22.9, Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. the road to Ligugè          I’ve walked this road to Ligugè before. But all these years later so much has changed from human neglect. When inattention defines our spaces the buildings don’t just sit still and empty. There come first the little creatures, the insects, mosses and mushrooms, then the grassesContinue reading “Post #22.9, Wednesday, July 21, 2021”

Post #22.8, Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Leaving the vineyard          I’m preparing to leave at dawn to walk to Ligugè. My bag is a bit weighty. But Anatase has something more. It’s a secret. She has the book of remedies with flower stems marking pages and she asks a favor.  Could I copy these pages onto aContinue reading “Post #22.8, Tuesday, July 20, 2021”

Post #22.7, Thursday, July 15, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Eve’s Garden on the Loire          Anatase is politely listening to me as I tell a Jesus story she may have already heard.  But I wanted to tell it again, thinking of Nic, and his way of abandoning his well-earned pride in order to enact the humility of the “love ofContinue reading “Post #22.7, Thursday, July 15, 2021”

Post #22.6, Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E.          Nic’s pages continue to argue the rule of God’s love against a rule to manage sprouting monks, and now Nic takes issue with flaunting humility. It’s a paradox that doesn’t slip by Nic easily.           Anatase reads on, “The old monk wrote, ’There are twelve steps and yet not muchContinue reading “Post #22.6, Wednesday, July 14, 2021”

Post #22.2, Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Eve’s house on the River Loire          This new morning we finish the chores and now find our place on the garden bench for the reading lesson. Anatase read ahead again and warns me of the dreariness of monastery stories. And again, I beg to know what has happened with myContinue reading “Post #22.2, Tuesday, July 6, 2021”

Post #20.4, Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The house of Eve, pagan healer          I see Anatase has cut bundles of herbs with her new blade, and as they are leaving she nearly smothers Nic’s body for his journey to the burial.          Dear God stay close to Nic on this long journey. Amen.          Now Anatase isContinue reading “Post #20.4, Tuesday, May 11, 2021”

Post #20.1, Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The house of Eve, pagan healer          A long night of sleep into this waking with graying skies, and now it is late morning.  Yesterday I was listening to Nic talking on and on to let me know I’ve returned to a world of ever-changing human life. Thank you God, forContinue reading “Post #20.1, Tuesday, May 4, 2021”

Post #19.12, Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The house of Eve, pagan healer          Nic is telling me how my bones were saved from a forever memorial under the stone that fell.  He rambles on, “August tried using the winches adding to them the stronger pulleys retrieved from the crane arm but to no avail.  So on theContinue reading “Post #19.12, Wednesday, April 28, 2021”

Post #19.11, Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. The house of Eve, pagan healer          Nic is telling me what happened when I last died and it does explain why this healing has taken so long. He says the huge stone being raised by the wooden crane fell back and landed on the wheel, while I was walking theContinue reading “Post #19.11, Tuesday, April 27, 2021”

Post #19.9, Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Eve’s house          A small bench has been brought into this room and Daniel and Ezra bring a frail and aged man in and he is seated on the bench. He is clear-eyed in a monks robe; the fringe of his tonsure is pure white, not the silver of the NicContinue reading “Post #19.9, Wednesday, April 21, 2021”