Thursday, September 27, 2007

Reading the Wikipedia entry on the Gordian Knot, funny to always be wending one's way through partially unknown associative networks. Like this bit, for example:

"The knot may in fact have been a religious knot-cipher guarded by Gordium's priests and priestesses. Robert Graves suggested that it may have symbolized the ineffable name of Dionysus that, enknotted like a cipher, would have been passed on through generations of priests and revealed only to the kings of Phrygia."

Was just talking about heritability of mental/cognitive disorders with my boss, my dad's dyslexia, my problems with knots. Good at untying them, understanding them, lousy at tying them.

Didn't realize how funny that was till I wrote it.

Anyway, Hail Dionysus!

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