Post #35.2, Weds., Aug. 3, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Châlons          The stable master directs us to an inn with a private sleeping room for a man and woman together. I don’t think either of us will sleep until we settle this hurt between us. We talk in the dark, long into the night.          We decided we will spendContinue reading “Post #35.2, Weds., Aug. 3, 2022”

Post #35.1, Tues., August 2, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Châlons          On this new morning we are riding toward Châlons. There are sheep grazing all around us by this road and Ana hasn’t forgotten my promise to take time to find a sober shepherd for her questions.  Somehow, what I intended as simply the point of view of drunken shepherds,Continue reading “Post #35.1, Tues., August 2, 2022”

Post #14.5, Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Historical setting: Along the ridges of the Pyrenees, 6th Cent, C.E.          While Nic has provided the shepherd with a proper wrap for his foot, I turned the stick he carries into a finely crafted crutch but apparently he preferred the rough-hewn rod. I defend, “I thought you would need a crutch to help youContinue reading “Post #14.5, Wednesday, November 11, 2020”