Wednesday, September 23, 2009

At long last, another chapter completed!

As [the sun] sank at last behind Mount V., conflict halted and all sides took stock of the day, noted their dead, wounded, and lost, and turned to the tasks of evening. Singers hailed the evening star, bodies were tossed upon pyres, healers moved about bringing such help and comfort as they could, meals were prepared, and mortals longed for rest.

The next day there will be more fighting. And the day after that. And after that.

In the annual procession through the heavens the zodiac sign of Grandmother W., goddess of wisdom, shifts to the season when the Veiled One, goddess of death, is prominent. The people embroiled in this civil war and those affected by it all know this for the constellations are their deities, the sundry manifestations of The One.

The countenance of the Veiled Queen is said to be loving and gracious but none can see it until the moment of death. Her lullaby, the song at time of death, begins with the words "Come my children, and do not fear...."

Indeed, as one sets out on the star path, the anxieties and terrors of life are laid aside. It is time for feasting and rest.

Sweet dreams, my oleaginous owls!

--the BB

This site does not speculate on the relationship between wise birds and Wesson parties. There are places the mind need not go.


it's margaret said...

Definitions of oleaginous on the Web:

* buttery: unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily ...
* greasy: containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"

* Oily, greasy; Falsely or affectedly earnest; persuasively suave

* oleaginousness - greasiness: consisting of or covered with oil
* oleaginousness - fulsomeness: smug self-serving earnestness

* oleaginousness - The state or condition of being oleaginous; oiliness, unctuousness

* pertaining to oil; oily

ewwwwww! And my word thang is "excrat"
ewwwwww! again!

Paul said...

Margaret, I could only have meant "persuasively suave," no?