Friday, 22 June 2012
Snakes on the Brain
It was yesterday's post that got me thinking about snakes, given the Lakes Alive: On the Night Shift firework display to welcome the Olympic torch to Windermere.
Lo and behold, today from the Scottish Sun aerial photographs are displayed showing a dress rehearsal for Danny Boyle's opening - Green and Pleasant - ceremony. As noted in my post A new Eden, it features the mock Glastonbury Tor along with solitary tree, which resonates strongly with the story of Joseph of Arimathea and his alleged visit to these islands.
Whilst the Scottish Sun compares it to the opening credits of Eastenders - a BBC soap opera revolving around a housing square in London (squaring the circle) - it also could well be mistaken for a a slithering snake. What we do know though is that Danny intends to also include " meadows, fields and rivers, with families taking picnics, people playing sports on the village green, farmers tilling the soil and real farmyard animals".
That's not forgetting the surely ominous element of nurses and giant hospital beds, as imaged below. One wonders just exactly what they are planning.
wiki - Cain and Abel - note Cain was a tiller of the land, notwithstanding kabbalistic (and others) beliefs re the serpent.