God—sheltered by humanity

Elizabeth After a lifetime outcast as childless, she gave home to one who should not have been with child. God—sheltered by humanity—first heard welcome from two women proclaiming over unborn children. Still questioned by her kin, speaking her child’s name, they called to confirm it with her silenced husband. Her boy “grew and became strongContinue reading “God—sheltered by humanity”

no such thing as a pure wilderness in the whole universe

From The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies by Robert Kirk (1644-1692). (Find more here about Kirk and this work of his.) The first paragraph is my rewrite into modern English, and the next is the original spelling: Their bodies of congealled air are some times caried aloft. Other times they grovel in differentContinue reading “no such thing as a pure wilderness in the whole universe”

we send our children into the wilderness

That is how life goes—we send our children into the wilderness. Some of them on the day they are born, it seems, for all the help we can give them. Some of them seem to be a kind of wilderness unto themselves. But there must be angels there, too, and springs of water. Even thatContinue reading “we send our children into the wilderness”