The Wren Boys, dressed in rags and their faces obscured by crude masks, went cottage to cottage carrying their wren house, collecting offerings to the King of Birds. The wicker cage, decorated with mistletoe and bright ribbons, hung by an iron ring from a hook at the end of a long, ash pole. No live … Continue reading King of all birds
Coming back to roost
I watched the other pedestrians scramble for shelter as the rain began, a sudden downpour that left the city steamy and smelling of hot asphalt. Passing by the huddles of drenched masses, I walked down the sidewalk, face up turned, letting the shower wash over me. It wasn’t the sweet, gentle rain I missed from … Continue reading Coming back to roost
Week 21: Good times
It was a busy week... I participated in a Memorial Day walk/run, silently celebrated the end of the school year, added fresh fruit and biking back into my morning routine, and fought mommy anxiety about my kids getting all 'growed" up. Thank goodness for photo therapy...