I like him. His poetry is illuminating, too.
He and I could have an in-depth argument about life the universe and everything, and if I was in a really wicked mood I would suggest that the Celts and Druids are all Egyptian/Essene cross breeds because Cornwall was the Ends Of The Earth, and in Isaiah God said he had prepared the way for the word, at the ends of the earth. Course he had, we were half Egyptian, peopled by the god fearing magicians who did a runner last time there was a political coup. How d'you think we got the Ankh for crying out loud? Oh and explain the Ummin and Thummin and drawing short straws and the three wise men being Astrologer-astronomers if you don't like the word 'magic' used in conjunction with Judaic Christianity. Come to that, explain what the prophets were doing manifesting themselves up the hill from Gethsemane, all aglow in the middle of the night (and how they made it into the bible if all the disciples fell asleep.) Whats the ONLY difference between magic and a miracle? Authorship.
Oops, the soap box came out, didn't it. I love chucking real but strange possibilities into the mix, but do feel that American Druids are a little, erm, militant. They have to be - the bloody 'lets speed up Armageddon' dispensationalists have hijacked Christianity over there. False Prophets. America - 100 years from now, please God, your Christians will have a worse rap sheet than the Spanyards who spawned the Inquisition. Heck I mean I suspect you have that already, please God, it will come to light.
Well now - anyone still here is going to be confused. Thats Okay (sorry!) because here's the real point:
Every week Radical Druid does a list of word associations. I never got it. This week I DO get it because he referred to the place where he gets them from, LunaNina's site.
The idea of free association is that you or your psychiatrist look back over the words you chose, in response to trigger words, and this helps you (or your shrink) understand whats going on in your head. So, unless someone knows you really well, blogging your answers does nothing for anybody. If they DO know you well, however, I guess you risk inscrutible gazes and muttering of "Aaaah, that explains a lot......."
Anyhow. You don't want them, you probably won't relate to them, but here are mine. Trigger words by Nina, first-out-of-the-trap answers by me, sadly.
- Wally:: Gherkin
- Phantom:: Opera
- Slippery:: Untrustworthy
- Fungus:: The Bogeyman
- Slot: Penny
- Type:: cast
- Discharge:: Pus
- "We need to talk”:: Oh Shit
- On the spot:: Oh Shit
- Liquid:: Gloopy