Category Mortality

Orange Bowl

Holly-berry, moist chalk pyracantha beads beckon from a woody stalk; small fingers smash the pulp against an orange-striped bowl, stained from weeks of outdoor kitchen play amidst mud, twigs, tiny muscari hyacinth, honeysuckle nectar gleaned from tens of stolen flowers, camelia stamens and heady scotch-broom sunshine. From the brick-red playhouse tumble brown legs, round thighs, […]

Mystic Dance of Mortality

My journey away from theism hasn’t entirely landed in the atheism camp; as I said in my last post, I seem to live in the borderlands between religion and atheism, with connections to both. But what brings me to this vast wilderness out of the comfy Christianity I used to know? Mortality. Here’s the old […]