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Title: Spirit Touched: A Caleyna Summoner Tale...
I didn't realize that I was speaking polytheistically until I'd already said it.
“How it is out there?” asked the clerk, as she rang up my bottle of water and bag of ice.
I shook my head. “They say it's going to get worse.”
Conversations of this banality this go on between strangers in the Midwest every day, especially when it's hot and muggy.
(image: Two hands in black and white cupping the bloom of a deep red rose)
I had tentatively started a post on the Roman months of May and June being filled with rose festivals and how the adornment of roses and violets marked both life and death in the Roman world during the months of May through mid-July. I was mentally filling this essay with how we could all stop to honor our Beloved Dead in the summer with roses and all the historical bits I could yank out of my tumbling, sometimes foggy mind.
And then on June 12th, while I drank my coffee, the news filtered in that there had been a mass shooting in Orlando.
Part I. ended with the observation monotheism seems to have an innate proclivity to violence and it has inspired some of the most noble people in history. It asked “Why?”...
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