Walking on a soggy
carpet of pink petals fallen beneath a long row of blossom-burdened
trees, I asked a woman sauntering by, "Do you know what
these trees are?" "I think they're Japanese Flowering
Cherry Trees," she
said. "But don't quote me." I assured her that I
Never trust writers
with your words, they'll deracinate them, roots and all. Sow them
a sentence and you'll find the figuration of these goddesses expresses the
passage from the tellurian stage
to the 'lunar' stage: one sees therein the principle of the feminine
deity engaged in a struggle with the sub-terranean forces that
had previously defined her : the nocturnal or tellurian deity
double and the same words suddenly sprouting from a muddy etymology.
of which they are aware?