Post #6.7, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (St. Patrick’s Day)

Historical setting: Remembering 5th Century Ireland          Today, I venture again into young George’s crumbs of Latin, and I’m reminded of another Christian of awkward tenses whom I only caught in a glimpse about a century ago.[Author’s footnote] He cut a deep swath of Jesus’ love through the middle of the once pagan Ireland. ButContinue reading “Post #6.7, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (St. Patrick’s Day)”

Post #6.6, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Art Note: This paper-cut-collage w/ink was inspired by a photo of an ancient bas-relief retrieved from Wikipedia, (and licensed for common use)  File: Nowruz Zoroastrian.jpg.  The English translation explaining – “the lion-bull combat in Persepolis” – has been variously interpreted, including as the symbol of the Nowruz (the Persian New Year’s Day) – the dayContinue reading “Post #6.6, Thursday, March 12, 2020”

Post #6.5, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. Gaul          I don’t have to wade far into this lad’s scrawling inks to know my assignment is no less insurmountable than his. He is trying to lead me through the complexities of a religion laid out like a bridge of loose boards onto the wavering back of old paganism –Continue reading “Post #6.5, Wednesday, March 11, 2020”

Post #6.4, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. Gaul I asked the young gentry, “Shall I open the reliquary so you can see the my relic for yourself?”          “No, that won’t be necessary. I’m just surprised.” Young George does seem miffed.  “You do know veneration be needed before dust can be a true relic.”          “So you areContinue reading “Post #6.4, Tuesday, March 10, 2020”