Mythopoetic Psychocosmology

We think of wakefulness & the mythopoetic psychocosmology of dreams as separate states; however they interoperate in curious ways.

I offer a hat tip to Dan for the title of today’s post and by consequence, the steer to the above quote. Both are quite suitably obtuse. Their origin is the marketing department for a new video game, “Sword and Sworcery”. It is currently only on the iPad, but an iPhone version should be out before the next “solstice”, just in time for Christmas. Can you wait until then, Dan?

Artist, Bob Cassilly, was found dead Monday morning. Mr. Cassilly, 61, is best known as the founding spirit of the City Museum [2] [3], a Saint Louis icon and a national treasure. Cassilly was found in the cab of a bulldozer at the site of his latest project, Cementland, on Riverview Drive. According to a Post-Dispatch article:

Bruce Gerrie, curator of architecture at the City Museum and Cassilly’s friend for more than four decades, arrived at the accident scene after Cassilly’s death. Gerrie said it appeared the bulldozer had slid off a rocky hill and flipped a few times before landing upright. “He’s lived on the edge,” Gerrie said. “Bob lived a life of excitement and I’m glad that he didn’t have to suffer from anything. He went out as he was.”

Mayor Slay tweeted, “The City has lost some of its wonder. RIP Bob Cassilly.” Both the police and OSHA will be investigating his death.

I never met the man, but I have enjoyed the work that he inspired. Dan once had the opportunity to work with Cassilly, but a previous commitment prevented him from taking up that opportunity, now he never will. Cassilly also created Turtle Park, which Dan did get the opportunity to play in, while he was still a child.

The photographs with this post are of a couple of the dancers from Quixotic Fusion, a Kansas City group that headlined this year’s Dancing in the Streets Festival. Quixotic Fusion incorporates music, dance and aerial performances on stage and backs them up with original composition, choreography and visual design. This was Quixotic Fusion’s first performance in Saint Louis.

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