Alphabytes are object meditations
that move through the alphabet two times
in the course of the fifty-two weeks in the year.
“Nose” introduces the First of Thirteen Weeks in Kingdomtide:
autumn in the north, spring in the south.
God looked upon a space of clay, reached forward, gathered it caressed it, shaped it into a mound of nose, then breathed into it and Adam was created.
So it was that the nose was the first part of Adam’s anatomy.
Breath from inside God to inside Man came first—an air link that bonded
the two together…essences blending divine and human.
All of God’s creation and the Creator too, are taken in and breathed forth
ain gratitude and surrender.
Thus the first sense to be created was smell.
Smells restore to the origin of things: familiar fragrances fly us back
over time and space.
Past becomes present in an instant.
Autumn: season of fullness is season of remembrance.
Children leap to a new school grade. We take the cue and do the same.
Let life be restored by memories that though they hurt, can also heal.
Cycles of breath, fill and empty; cycles of life, empty and fill.