Post #22.8, Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Leaving the vineyard          I’m preparing to leave at dawn to walk to Ligugè. My bag is a bit weighty. But Anatase has something more. It’s a secret. She has the book of remedies with flower stems marking pages and she asks a favor.  Could I copy these pages onto aContinue reading “Post #22.8, Tuesday, July 20, 2021”

Post #22.6, Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E.          Nic’s pages continue to argue the rule of God’s love against a rule to manage sprouting monks, and now Nic takes issue with flaunting humility. It’s a paradox that doesn’t slip by Nic easily.           Anatase reads on, “The old monk wrote, ’There are twelve steps and yet not muchContinue reading “Post #22.6, Wednesday, July 14, 2021”

Post #22.5, Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E.          “Maybe we have done enough reading for the day, Anatase. Do you wish to take a rest from this? I could just borrow these pages if you would let me, and read them ahead myself. And I promise to save any that are interesting for you to read aloud.”         Continue reading “Post #22.5, Tuesday, July 13, 2021”