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October 30, 2010

Pan

Dryope bore to Hermes in their house a dear son, a marvel to behold right from his birth, a goat-footed, two-horned baby who loved music and laughter. But his mother was startled and fled, and she abandoned the child, for she was frightened when she saw his course features and full beard… All the immortals were delighted in their hearts, and especially Bacchic Dionysus; and they called him Pan because he delighted the hearts of them all.
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM-Homeric Hymn to Pan

Behind you a towering cyclist is moving backward, gracefully then hesitantly maneuvering the pedals of an enormous, ancient bike. You are the man in the costume who speaks in rhymes and walks up to people who have yet to join the crowd. Read the rest of this entry »

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