I assume that the work of the Celtic Church, the labors of those monks our ancestors, has been to some significant degree obfuscated, marginalized or treated anachronistically. It may be. If the book about them can be "dusted off," then we can gain a fuller, truer record of the past, the states of our souls and also, perhaps, the "souls" of our States. So it is a spiritual and also secular and ideological quest. I can learn from the "unaltered" history, and also from the history of that alteration. I hope to say at some point, "isn't THAT interesting." I hope that it will modify my assumptions about the world and my place in it. That particular way that we are "slotted in." So this is my gesture, my faint, my essai, my mode de résistance, and my chosen point of access. My run at the goal past defenders. Well, they say that "truth" will set you free!
I look forward to visiting Canterbury this summer, so I hope that will lead to another blog post soon!