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Writing Wendl...

I really did want to write a light-hearted tale in case this one turns out to be my last novel (assuming it yet becomes a novel), but it's headed currently toward the shadows. I thought I knew Wendl Von Trier pretty well, having trekked with him through my previous book, The Winged Child .   There, Wendl presents as an elusive solitary, moving above all worldly fray while at the same time nudging events and characters toward a satisfactory conclusion. Sharp and intimidating on the outside and tender and motherly on the inside. A friend to the world, something of a trickster, but in all things working for good outcomes.  That is how I saw Wendl VonTrier. A  púka, mischievous, but essentially harmless, even benevolent, capable of presenting in whatever form or gender the moment required. Wendl seemed the ideal candidate to carry readers off into the literary sunset in good spirits after an exhilarating romp through a fantastical fiction. But all along, it seems, there were depths to

Bake Day...


Bake day again. Despite a balky oven, there are three good loaves of buttermilk bread to show. I would no more tire of photographing home-baked bread than I would picturing a lover's face.

A good loaf of bread is a signal the baker has found a proper and rightful place in creation. Bread requires peace and stillness to become. Warmth and shelter. Stability. Attention. Few objects declare patience and care like a wholesome loaf.

These pictured are crusty on the outside, tender on the inside - just like the old man who baked them.

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 Tag wieder backen. Trotz eines Backofens gibt es drei gute Brote Buttermilchbrot zu zeigen. Ich würde nicht mehr müde werden, selbstgebackenes Brot zu fotografieren, als mir das Gesicht eines Liebhabers vorzustellen.

Ein guter Laib Brot ist ein Signal dafür, dass der Bäcker einen richtigen und rechtmäßigen Platz in der Schöpfung gefunden hat. Brot braucht Frieden und Stille, um zu werden. Wärme und Schutz. Stabilität. Beachtung. Nur wenige Gegenstände erklären Geduld und Fürsorge wie ein gesundes Brot.

Diese Bilder sind außen knusprig und innen zart - genau wie der alte Mann, der sie gebacken hat.

Henry's books.
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