Post #23.3, Thursday, August 5, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          The abbot is allowing me to stay here and work in the scriptorium to copy from Eve’s book as long as I follow the rule of this abbey. Having been here before I know the daily patterns they keep. But the abbot doesn’t remember me.                  He argues, “No,Continue reading “Post #23.3, Thursday, August 5, 2021”

Post #23.2, Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          Brother August and I are here where the old, earthly bones of the monks are buried. This sculptor’s image of a soaring bird incised on the stone marks this heap of earth for Brother Joel in the most fitting way. “As it is on earth it is in Heaven,”Continue reading “Post #23.2, Wednesday, August 4, 2021”

Post #22.12, Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè                  Changing the subject, I just asked Brother August if The Rule made allowances for an artist who cuts stone.          He answers, “At Ligugè we don’t concern ourselves with The Rule yet the abbot here has been generous in allowing me to continue my prayers with a hammer andContinue reading “Post #22.12, Wednesday, July 28, 2021”

Post #22.11, Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          Here I am at the monastery visiting the place where Nic is buried. Brother August came over when he saw me here. Now Brother August remembers me from twenty years ago but even though he has heard about it, he doesn’t believe the story of my very odd giftContinue reading “Post #22.11, Tuesday, July 27, 2021”