Post #25.10, Tues., October 26, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E.          An autumn wind brushes through the patch of rosemary wafting with the scent of broken stems setting a storm onto our patch of sky then drenching rain. With Eve’s house in ash there is no shelter. We are all, however we grieve, soaking in shared rain.          The soft grayContinue reading “Post #25.10, Tues., October 26, 2021”

Post #25.9, Thurs., October 21, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. leaving Ligugè          We leave after morning matins. The rising golden sun, the alleluias of our lauds, even the early songs of the birds rising from the trees for their autumn pilgrimage – it all seems out of place in my own grieving.           Riding at an easy gait the youngContinue reading “Post #25.9, Thurs., October 21, 2021”

Post #25.8, Weds., October 20, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. Ligugè          I’ve just met this man who has come as a messenger bringing the sorrows we share. We both love Eve in our own ways. I’ve learned now that Eve was violently slashed by invaders outside her burning house. She was clutching her precious parchments on which Anatase had placedContinue reading “Post #25.8, Weds., October 20, 2021”

Post #25.7, Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. Ligugè          The abbot tells me the messenger will stay the night, and in the morning I can go back to the vineyards with him. May we not be too late for Eve’s burial. The abbot said this fellow wanted to visit the grave of Old Nic so I can findContinue reading “Post #25.7, Tuesday, October 19, 2021”

Post #25.6, Thurs., October 14, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. The courtyard of Ligugè          The abbot comes to me, grim faced with my old tunic and cowl across his arms, and on top of my once familiar clothing is a sword.          “Brother Lazarus, a messenger has arrived from the vineyards on the Loire. They are calling all of theContinue reading “Post #25.6, Thurs., October 14, 2021”

Post #25.5, Weds., October 13, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. The courtyard of Ligugè          But this is the day Brother August was delivered a great quarried stone of marble. Ligugè has a new commission. With Brother August’s eye and artist’s hand we are consigned a task to create a greater work of sculpture for a wealthy man’s garden than hisContinue reading “Post #25.5, Weds., October 13, 2021”

Post #25.4, Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. Courtyard of Ligugè          I fear our peaceful joy of Creative Spirit eternal in beauty and life may not be perceived as enough to satisfy unquenched longings for earthly wins. Earth and heaven seem further apart. When creeds and mouthed prayers twist and unravel with the sound of a Christian earthlyContinue reading “Post #25.4, Tuesday, October 12, 2021”

Post #25.3, Thursday, October 7, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. Ligugè          Ezra is bringing me up-to-date on all the news from the vineyards.          He goes on, “Eve adores that gift Anatase gave her that you helped in lettering when you first came here. Eve keeps her ‘precious pages’ next to the door and rubs her hands over the herbsContinue reading “Post #25.3, Thursday, October 7, 2021”

Post #25.2, Weds., October 6, 2021

Historical setting: 587 C.E. Ligugè          Ezra still comes, though with our numbers thinning we have less need for wine.  I’m so glad to see him and hear the news he brings of family. I learn now that the vineyard land is also in transition. My concern in hearing of the death of King ChilpericContinue reading “Post #25.2, Weds., October 6, 2021”

Post #25.1, Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Historical setting: 587 C.E. Ligugè (A note to followers who receive this blog by e-mail and may lose track of the storyline:  A recap to end one month and start another is always current on the home page of the blog.)          More than three years passed by us while I’ve been working in theContinue reading “Post #25.1, Tuesday, October 5, 2021”