Post #24.13, Weds, Sept. 29, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          The eulogy offered to King Chilperic I by Gregory of Tours is grim.          Gregory of Tours said of the King, “… in laying waste and burning districts he had no feeling of anguish .. but rather joy; like Nero before him, when he recited tragedies as the palaceContinue reading “Post #24.13, Weds, Sept. 29, 2021”

Post #24.12, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          This morning I follow the stable master to his workplace after morning prayers and before our work begins. I want to assure him I have prayerfully considered my attitude and he was right. My father would surely be dismayed at my insolence. I won’t try to untangle the confusionContinue reading “Post #24.12, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021”

Post #24.10, Weds., Sept. 22, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          I’m grateful that the chatty stable master delivers dry straw for my mat and he stays with his ax to help me finish tidying the debris of twigs and sticks.  Now after the others have gone he is still helping me weave back my damaged roof. Even in thisContinue reading “Post #24.10, Weds., Sept. 22, 2021”