Passage #152: 13 June 2012

Rebirth Narratives



We'll be honest: we've been trying our darndest to come up with a clever way to frame this week's ride. But, you know, we've been coming up a bit short. Sure, there's the birth memory schtick. We could discuss L. Ron and Crowley and Gnosis and whatnot. Always fun. Or we could come at it from the Xibalba angle. It's 2012 after all, so the Mayans are "topical." But that might get a little too apocalyptic. Yeah. Or there are myriad myths of heros venturing to underworlds. Or the one about the 60,000 wandering ghosts and Ganga and the horse. There are annual festivals, fertility rites, baptisms, etc., etc. Or perhaps Logan's Run, being underground and having all that "Renew! Renew!" business, might make an interesting theme? Or some kind of Heart of Darkness thing, maybe?

All fine ideas, certainly, perhaps an embarrassment of riches, but they all dance around the point, do they not? And what, you ask, is the point? Well, there are two: first, it is our third anniversary (huzzah!); second, in celebration of said anniversary, this week you should prepare for some serious adventure. This adventure may be disorienting. It may be disconcerting. It will also be short but it almost certainly will involve your feet at one point or another being in an inch or more of water. So prepare for that.

TO REPEAT: YOUR FEET WILL GET WET ON THIS RIDE. Good shoes, perhaps rubber shoes (or galoshes), are recommended. Fenders: also not a bad idea. Lights: yes. Oh, yes. Adventure. Seriously.


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