Sunday, February 08, 2009


She thinks, as usual, we've got it all wrong. Persephone was not forced to eat the seeds of the pomegranate. She knew what she was doing when she slipped the six seeds into her mouth, the bitter tart explosions, each one full of meaning. We've made her helpless to these men, but I think she went willingly and when they were going to make her leave her one true love, she did what she needed to do in order to stay with him. She used their authorities to her advantage. She knew the power of slipping into the earth, the dark muskiness of dirt cleaved open, dogs and spirits quelling at the sound of her voice.

We are the ones who have forgotten. We are the ones have gotten it wrong.


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