Sunday, July 1, 2007


Th Aztec Calendar has provided fun & inspiration again today. Th tonalpohualli (260-day count) declares today:

6-Xochitl (flower)

Th 6 aligns us with Mictlantecuhtli, Lord of th Land of th Dead (Mictlan):

Th daysign Xochitl (flower) aligns us with Xochiquetzal, "Flower Feather," the ever young and pretty goddess of flowers, love, pleasure and beauty. She is also patron of artists:

Tiffany & I biked up to Rosehill Cemetery, a very old & very large cemetery not far from us. We walked around, sat under a groovy tree by a groovy pond, & played some cribbage. We made a few friends: a humongous turtle, who stuck his softball-sized head out of th pond & took a long suspicious look at us; & a wee butterfly, who made a landing on my right shoulder before zipping away again. I associated them with our two deities of th day: Mictlantecuhtli & Xochiquetzal.

Later, we caught a woodwind quintet concert at a Lutheran church & doubled th size of th wee audience. Carl Nielson reminded me of th awesomeness of sonata form (with its two contrasting themes & complex development section), so I left inspired to bring Mictlantecuhtli (as manifested by th turtle) & Xochiquetzal (as manifested by th butterfly) together in song called th 6-Flower Sonata. A project awaits!

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