Post #33.7, Weds., June 15, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. The monastery at Annegray          The father tells me that the promises Ana and I are making with one another can’t be blessed as a marriage because he assumes Ana can’t bear children; and apparently in these times marriage must be about procreation or it isn’t marriage. Of course that isContinue reading “Post #33.7, Weds., June 15, 2022”

Post #32.12, Thurs., May 26, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. In the Vosges Mountains          We’ve released a bird so Brother Servant will know to come for our copying work and maybe bring Ana some baby birds for these boxes.          Ana has been in the wood with her little sickle, and come back with bundles of greens.          “Dandelions leaves”Continue reading “Post #32.12, Thurs., May 26, 2022”

Post #31.6, Thurs., April 14, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. In the Vosges Mountains          My thoughts seem always on Ana. Confessing the sinful distraction would give me another chance to say her name aloud. And by this time my tonsure is hidden in the curls of a layman and my thoughts of Ana are simply part of my gratitude. ThankContinue reading “Post #31.6, Thurs., April 14, 2022”

Post #15.4, Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Historical setting: 6th Century C.E. Somewhere in the Pyrenees          The flat place we find for this night is barren of trees or bushes, but higher than the river should the river be raging with a new storm before morning. It’s on the leeward side of the valley in the shadow, but also protected fromContinue reading “Post #15.4, Tuesday, December 8, 2020”