When Summer Lingers

In September, when summer lingers in the valley, the sky hovers low and dusky over the city. Few brave the hot pavement. Children hide in curtained bedrooms gazing at flickering screens, grown-ups sequester themselves in air-conditioned boxes apartments, offices, sedans.   No one sees Saint Francis arising from concrete statuary, the Virgin of Guadalupe stepping out … Continue reading When Summer Lingers


Welcome Mary

A bit of musing written with my Thursday night writing group.  Prompt:  no such thing as. . . There's no such thing as Easter Bunnies or Santa Clauses or Tooth Fairies, but apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary are as common as salt, and often considered boring in some circles.  Oh, Mary--again?  Why not St. … Continue reading Welcome Mary