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The Very Edge of Things

2016-05-30T16:41:46-04:00May 30th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Messy Table|Tags: , , , , , , |

  May ends with an out-of-place story. Here we are on the cusp of summer and suddenly with the story of the visit between Mary and Elizabeth and we’re reading the promise of Christmas. It felt strange to sit in  my sunny backyard this morning, the laundry line loaded with [...]

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Sisters Together

2015-12-14T17:42:48-04:00December 14th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Miscellaneous, The Messy Table|Tags: , , , , |

Today, I stood in the rainy school playground with a Bangladeshi mum. Like me, she stands there everyday, waiting with a small boy for her older two children to emerge. In between toddler chasing, we chat. About grocery shopping. About the weather. About school breaks and growing kids. I told [...]

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Capability and the Visitation

2015-06-01T16:22:34-04:00June 1st, 2015|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , , , , |

Beangirl has started cooking. A few weeks ago, we were at the library and she rummaged around the information section, looking for something new. (Yes, that's what they are calling it now. Fiction and Information. Hmm...) For quite a while, she was mad about ancient Egypt so I assumed that [...]

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Another Mary’s Easter

2015-03-30T16:16:16-04:00March 30th, 2015|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , , |

She's been at the market all day Tuesday and much of Wednesday morning, too. So many things were needed for the meal. And she wanted everything to be just right. No wrong steps. Nothing forgotten. Everything put right. There were other women, too, of course. She didn't have to do [...]

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Mary’s Palm Sunday

2015-03-23T10:09:57-04:00March 23rd, 2015|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , , |

This wasn't how she had imagined it. She had imagined this day or a day like today. A day of arrival. A procession. Acclaim. He would be welcomed and lauded with loud shouts and honour and then there would be a place for him on high. With gifts like his, [...]

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