Archive for the 'Faith' Category

Scaring crows

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

[Falling Leaf, by Rosh, 2009] I knew a scarecrow once. He was not afraid of crows. Not at all; though they smelled poorly, and hacked away viciously, and infested him with lice and mites. He didn’t mind the violence. He overlooked their sundry ills. For you see they kept him company, as they were not […]

The Lady and the Wolf

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

[Dunham Massey, by Christopher Furlong, 2009] There was a bug. A lady bug. She was the promise of life. She came in the time of flowers and first figs. She brought with her the dream of smiles and ruffled hair and laughter. In the winter she was not to be found. There was a wolf. […]

An Attempt

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

[Reaching for Heaven Genesis 11, by Ruth Palmer, 2009] He tried. Not once or twice. Not in passing, nor just for the show of the thing. He tried with the quiet, unflinching confidence of internal necessity: with certain fingers reaching after a thing that they must, at any cost, acquire. He tried with all he […]