Post #31.5, Weds., April 13, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. In the Vosges Mountains          I stand here among the pilgrims for the chanting of the psalms. I know that many who dedicate themselves to obedience in Christ assume grief and suffering are the virtues that make them holy. I’ve known some use suffering to nurture their own ability for empathyContinue reading “Post #31.5, Weds., April 13, 2022”

Post #30.13, Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. The cottage in the mountains          Close to the heart in these mountains deep in its valleys, the Black Forest cradles an eternity of ancient lore. Turned as yarn on the spindles of storytellers are romantic legends of fairies and princes, commoners always reaching justice after cruelty, always turning things upsideContinue reading “Post #30.13, Tuesday, March 29, 2022”

Post #30.12, Thursday, March 24, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. The cottage in the mountains          Ana and I are stumbling over steep cobblestones of reunion. Her dream of finding her beloved teacher alive and well, welcoming her back is dashed, and instead she gets handed a man with a wound.          She breaks into my silence with words, “Of courseContinue reading “Post #30.12, Thursday, March 24, 2022”