Post #18.12, Thursday, March 25, 2021

Historical setting: Sixth Century Bordeaux                  It seems the wheel itself is the fine workmanship of a knowledgeable carpenter. Anyone can see that. August witnessed its construction as a child watching and learning amid the building project in the north where their family had been located. Their father and mother and the two younger sons,Continue reading “Post #18.12, Thursday, March 25, 2021”

Post #18.10, Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Historical setting: Sixth Century Bordeaux          It is one of the brothers who answers the door. I ask that they come out with me to the construction site. August slips by into the house unnoticed as we are leaving.          “We met earlier” I remind them, “I’m a fellow traveler of Nic who owns theContinue reading “Post #18.10, Tuesday, March 23, 2021”

Post #17.9, Thursday, February 18, 2021

Historical setting: 564 C.E. The Gaul Side of the Pyrenees          So the decision is made. We make camp between yonder and nowhere for whatever time Brother Joel needs.          Severing a foot is an agonizing cure but Brother Joel has accepted it as boldly as could anyone. And it’s clear Nic has a skillContinue reading “Post #17.9, Thursday, February 18, 2021”

Post #16.7, Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Historical setting: Pyrenees Mountains, 6th Century C.E.          This morning the creek is slowed, the flood withdrawing, but we will have to wait a little longer to scour the tangles left after the washout before we can search for August’s wools.          Waiting here by the fire August tells of his life.          He wasContinue reading “Post #16.7, Tuesday, January 19, 2021”