#42.4, Weds., March 8, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. Cottage in the Vosges          I’m watching ten-year-old Simon trying to teach his little four-year-old-brother Haberd to stack stones into a cairn.  Haberd teases him by collecting misshapen, nearly unstackable stones, then he makes the tower tumble.  Simon chooses another flat rock and little Haberd finds a big round pebble andContinue reading “#42.4, Weds., March 8, 2023”

#42.2, Thurs., March 2, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. Cottage in the Vosges          Always changing, always new is the constant of a farm. Thole brought us a mule the summer after the twins were born, the foal of Ana’s Teardrop and Colleen’s donkey, Jack.  With a mule for the hard work of it and a cow for the milkContinue reading “#42.2, Thurs., March 2, 2023”

#41.7, Weds., Feb. 15, 2023

Historical setting: 590 C.E. Cottage between Annegray and Luxeuil          When two babies sleep the mother sleeps, the midwives get their rest, and so many thoughts and notions, remembrances and dreams race through my imagination just now. I can be the one who is awake to rock the cradle.          I can remember lullabies. It’sContinue reading “#41.7, Weds., Feb. 15, 2023”