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The Lady with the Handbag

‘With the Purse as a weapon’ is a public statue in Alingsås, Sweden. It represents Danuta Danielsson, a Jewish Polish woman who was photographed hitting a nazi punk with her handbag at a demonstration in Växjö in 1985. Her own mother had survived the horrors of a concentration camp and Danuta was furious to seeFortsätt läsa ”The Lady with the Handbag”

A prayer to Valfreya

Take me to the burning ground,To the one beyond the battlefield of life,Strip away the clothes of my desires and of my fearsThen cover me in ashes Take me to the burning ground,Fill Your Divine Hands with the blood of my fallen brothersAnd give me to drink For I know the path I must walk,IFortsätt läsa ”A prayer to Valfreya”

The selfless sacrifice of Maximilian Kolbe

I’ve been reading a lot about Catholic saints and monasticism lately. Not planning on converting to Catholicism, don’t worry. The reason is actually that part of the novel I’m writing takes place in a Benedictine monastery and I want to be accurate as I can about the topic. Catholic monasteries are often named after aFortsätt läsa ”The selfless sacrifice of Maximilian Kolbe”

At the feet of Týr

I lay and sleept for an hour beneath the Tiwaz treeMy body was tired and my soul wearyI’d searched for you everywhere but I could not find YouWhere had You gone from me, Beloved?I heard it whispered that You were searching for me too.So, I removed the clothing of my soul and lay down beneathFortsätt läsa ”At the feet of Týr”