The Heelers Diaries

the fantasy world of ireland's greatest living poet

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Monday, November 12, 2018

the lifting of the veil

Crows rising and falling on the winds above Byrne's Woods.
They're veritably dancing upon the air.
A group of magpies shadowing them.
The crows are strong but the magpies can fly rings around them.
How lovely.
The creatures are playing in the creation.
There are two crows wheeling and turning in formation, wing upon wing, very close to each other.
A magpie flies up alongside, then dives between them.
The crows scatter then fall into a pursuit of the magpie who lets them get close before wheeling around them and into the trees.
Moments later the magpie rises out of the trees and once more matches the crows in flight.
Another magpie is being chased by another group of crows.
Rising and falling, closer and closer.
She eludes them with elan.
When they get close they can't match her on the turn.
It's all so joyful.
No matter how desolate we are, there is always a gift, an everyday gift, of something beautiful that we have never seen before.
I never guessed that magpies and crows might play together on a winter's day.
The magpies and crows sporting above Byrne's Woods.
How sweet the kiss of their bliss.
"Is this heaven Lord?" I murmur suddenly.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

the renegade reboot

Opening shot: A motorcycle rider roaring towards the camera across a blistering desert landscape.

Coolo American Voice: "Benedict the Sixteenth was a Pope. And a good one. But he was framed for incompetence by other Would Be Popes turned bad. Would Be Popes who orchestrated a continuing series of scandals against the Catholic Church using anti Catholic Media Groups worldwide in an attempt to slander Christianity out of existence, and set Benedict up to take the fall. Now he patrols the badlands. An outlaw hunting other outlaws. A warrior. A loner. A.... Pope Emeritus.

Music: The classic Renegade theme kicks in.

"Ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner
Ner ner nerdle nerdle ner ner ner
Nerdle ner ner"