But the truth is, that picture speaks to me on a very deep level. There’s this fundamentally holy quality to it.
Holy. That’s one of those words that’s really changed meaning over time.
The Greeks understood that you’re supposed to keep as far away from holy things as possible. Holy things are dangerous things. They consume you, as poor Semele discovered too late.
And isn’t it interesting that Ariadne means the very holy one.
You know what else is interesting?
According to Christian tradition, Saint Denis (also called Dionysius, Dennis, or Denys) is a Christian martyr and saint. In the third century, he wasBishop of Paris. He was martyred in connection with the Decian persecution of Christians, shortly after 250 CE. After his head was chopped off, Denis is said to have picked it up and walked ten kilometres (six miles), preaching a sermon the entire way, making him one of many cephalophores inhagiology. He is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as patron of Paris, France, and as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. The medieval and modern French name “Denis” derives from the ancient name Dionysius.
I find it rather appropriate that Jim Morrison was buried in his land.