It has to be owned…
The Temple Space has never looked finer.
Mind you, we say that every year!
Even Coyote, a late, somewhat incongruous
addition to proceedings looks well:
‘How will people know what not to do, unless I show them?’
Our Veil of the Beyond,
stumbled upon during ‘Leaf and Flame’ for the oath-takings,
and finding its feet in ‘Feathered Seer’ for the walk-of-fear,
seems now, almost perfected!
Is a veil also a mask?
Are there deeper significancies to ‘dressing the temple’?
What did our face look like before we were born?
In waking life our roles, which for many, define us
are the masks behind which our true selves cower and tremble.
Yet, get the player to put on a mask for a drama and watch them unfurl!
After slaying Hu-Wa-Wa, whose mask is an intestinal tract,
Gilgamesh finds himself embroiled in the labrynthine like coils
of his own mind, deep within the bowels of the Temple of Ishtar…
Gilgamesh spectacularly fails this test as he has done so many others,
and again strides forth to meet his destiny…
As must we all.