Tuesday, June 5, 2007

"quetzalcoatl comes through," from protein source for the future... now!

i think i speak for humanity at large when i say that for all gods in the god pantheon, quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent of aztec mythology, is the fiercest. i stand in awe of quetzalcoatl. because there's something inscrutable and romantic about him. i remember being in mexico staring bug-eyed at huge stone bowls made for bloodletting, bone tools for piercing enemy hearts. like the mountain goats, it was all horrific and over the top, but there was a logic i couldn't parse. or a non-logic you follow. a conviction? the sound of nahuatl helps. i spent a week whispering the gods' names in nahuatl to my then-girlfriend, who liked me because i was a creep, i think.

1 comment:

cfoley said...

Q: The Winged Serpent (from imdb)

New York police are bemused by a spate of reports of a giant flying lizard which has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, which they assume to be bogus until the lizard starts to eat people. An out of work, ex-con piano player is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest and is determined to turn the knowledge to his advantage, but will his gamble pay off or will he end up as lizard food?