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Brigid heart altar 2024

The Light of Brigid

These symbols enlarge, at her festival time, my daily devotion to Brigid. Every morning, I light my hearth candle with these words. This is how I bring focus to my day, for the word comes from the Latin for hearth fire.

Bodleian Medieval Library


Because I love words and dictionaries, you will find here many explorations of the meaning and current use of words [...]

Alphabet Ancestors case with rock closure

Alphabet Ancestors

2009 Set of four books are 5.25 x 4.25 x 1 inch in case Each accordion book is 5 1/8 x 3 [...]


Prose and Letters offers a broad selection of inspirational words in small affordable art pieces to give or keep.   [...]