When the pier burnt down, I was sitting on a bench, watching it and thinking about what to write. It wasn’t easy. I was all out of ideas. I’d got...
This is a redraft of an older piece of writing, but as I'm moving from writing about the sea to writing about the woods, it seemed apt to re-look and include it. :)
Ys is a mythical city, built on the coast of Britanny, France and later swallowed by the ocean.
According to legend, the archangel, Michael, appeared in 708 to Saint Aubert and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet that became Mont Saint-Michel, in Normandy, France. Saint Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel’s direction, until Michael burned a hole in Aubert’s skull with his finger.