Chapter 2: Father George Washington
Heidi Hardin, Chapter 2: Father George Washington Tune: London Bridges. Tempera on Paper with Mixed Media Collage, 24” x 18"
Headlines: Making a Splash on Mars. Two robot explorers. More than a year of tracing signs of ancient water. Was the red planet once home to life?
A NASA computer paints an eerie afterglow to a Martian sunset. The Martian sun sinks below the horizon. The land lays dark. As the computer sketches the data to detail the foreground, Mars flames red. Color from the disappearing sun ripples out from the ebbing light.
Our founding fathers, in the Declaration of Independence, declare:
These United Colonies are and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown; all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is and ought to be totally dissolved; and as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to do Things which the Independent States may of right do.
Robert Bly states that Barbara Walker, in her book on the Crone, goes over the three stages and their colors in The Great Mother Sequence in great detail. We could say that each of us experiences innocence first; then love and battle; then death, destruction, and knowledge. The old Viking myths report that when a human being dies, three cocks crow-first the white cock, then the red cock, then the black cock. So we all travel that road and it is a broad one. It is the Great Mother road-white, red, black."
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