The protagonist Billy Luckett sixteen years of age ventures into the world; leaving home on his own decision. All the symbols pointing to a decaying, decrepit, depressing environment.
We know only a little about her. What we do know is because of a book she has left us, The Showing of Love. We know too that about ten years after the composition of her book she was still alive because a certain Margery came to find her in her anchorhold in Norwich's church of St Julian.
She lived thus for decades in solitude, in silent contemplation, in humility and in profound joy. Julian could have had a certain amount of learning, but that culture would not have been gained through education, apart from that in a convent. We know really so little about her, yet the simplicity, the elegance of her expressions, are enough to assure us of her nobility.
One can suppose that she would have dictated her book. Yet the dictation would have been such that the secretary would not have been permitted to change even a comma. Her language has the personal seal of a soul, of a personality.
Inwhen Julian was thirty, she had asked three things of God: These two graces, she said, she asked conditionally, according to God's will. The third grace she asked was without any condition: After this prayer, she fell ill and was about to die.
The priest was sent for and came with an acolyte, carrying a cross. The priest administered the Last Rites; the cleric remained holding the cross before the dying woman. Julian gazed on it. Then the Crucifix came alive and she had the vision she had desired. All were praying round her as they watched her dying.
But she was taken up into her vision. The carved and painted face of Christ became alive; from his forehead fell drops of blood, she remembers, like the ' scales of a herring'. For five whole hours the vision lasted and the vision renewed itself in fifteen different ways.
She contemplated the face in one way, and in another; now she saw it bloody, then changed into sadness and pallor; now she saw it dead, then, following its death, she saw it transfigured into glory. It seemed to be a bodily vision.
She said that bodily visions count for little. But the bodily vision was immediately accompanied within her by a spiritual Showing.
The Showing of the Holy Face put her suddenly in contact with the entire framework of Christian theology, so that she could see Adam and all Creation, and the end even of the story of salvation and the glorification of the elect.
She saw the Virgin as she conceived the Word, 'like a young girl, ' she said, 'most simple and gracious '. She saw her next at the foot of the Cross.
She then contemplated her in her eternal glory. In one sole act, which was the dying on the cross, in the mystery of the Passion of the Lord, all time was contained, all creation is present.
In her Showing Julian lived it all. The dimensions of the mystery of the cross are the dimensions even of the universe. This she saw now in these spiritual Showings which accompanied and illustrated her bodily vision.
There were Fifteen Showings. Some were of sounds, and these fall into a another kind of vision, different from the first. First there was the physical Showing, which presented itself to her as she gazed upon it. Of others she would write ' it seemed to me'. One was of a dream and in the dream she had the impression that the devil had come to strangle her.
She startled awake and smelled the stench of sulphur. She asked those about her whether they smelled the burning stench.Mona Eltahawy is a feminist author based in Cairo and New York City.
She is the author of “Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution” and is at @monaeltahawy.
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Significant moments can happen and can create strong relationships, which often provide individuals with a strong sense of belonging. This is very true in Steven Herrick's free verse novel, "The Simple Gift," where we see Billy and Old Bill form a friendship and Billy and Caitlin form a romantic relationship.