Post #7.10, Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. Gaul, remembering 497 C.E. I argue what I remember with the doctor. “I do remember Nantes when it was an important Roman shipyard and a thriving port.”                  “It’s the Emperor’s dream that even here in Gaul the Empire will again be Roman.  The wish is called the ‘Justinian recovery.’ PerhapsContinue reading “Post #7.10, Wednesday, April 22, 2020”

Post #6.13, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. Gaul          Now I set out on my walk as George returns to his cell in the monastery to await his horsemen with their weapons. He tells me when I see him next he will be Gregory, Bishop of Tours. Gregory will be his new priestly name and his aspiration isContinue reading “Post #6.13, Tuesday, March 31, 2020”

Post #6.12, Thursday, March 26, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. Gaul As when I arrived here, I’m granted audience with the bishop. He greets George with a familial hug and to me, he nods politely. This time the abundance of robes filling the throne seems buoyed by our presence. And I see it is because of George.          “So my dearContinue reading “Post #6.12, Thursday, March 26, 2020”

Post #6.9, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. Gaul          The writings of young George seem to me filled with notions of an awkward triangular god-head working in pagan magic. In his naïve drafts I read an old legend of an ancestor to Merovech born of a tryst between monster and human. Perhaps maturity will bring him edits ofContinue reading “Post #6.9, Thursday, March 19, 2020”