Are you giving something up for Lent this year? This is the very first year I will give up something for Lent. I write about it in the chapter on Self-Control in my new book, The Fruitful Life. Let’s just say it’s something very near and dear to my heart, in a place where God Read More…
Our whole class stood in the hallway to view a critique the first day of our final semester and when you took your normal place beside me I cut away to the far corner. Confusion crossed your face but you didn’t follow me.
When you saw my sparkly diamond ring your congratulations sounded hollow as you clenched your jaw. Yet you sat across from me every day, sharing bits and pieces of your life in conversation. We illustrated autumn produce: yours striped squash, mine pomegranate.
The first time we spoke you approached me after our class critique of illuminated letters. Wowed you were by my velvety black lettering by my gilded William Morris grapevines by my lush Gustav Klimt flowers.