I used to post here all the time. Then I got busy, and I got out of the habit, and I moved, and I moved overseas, and, and, and...
I suppose it's too much to ask everyone to tell me what they've done for the past several years.
Why am I posting here again? That's a good question. I ask my students this questions all the time. Why did Faulkner write As I Lay Dying
the way he did, in that particular moment? Why did Morrison dig into the past when she wrote Beloved
? Why will ulitave
change his name? What doesulitave
mean anyway, and how is it pronounced? I don't ask my students the last two questions. I'm not explaining myself well. I'm not sure I can answer the question why now
except in allegory.
Nut, the Egyptian Goddess of the Sky, symbolically swallowed the sun at night and gave birth to it again each morning. She also symbolized the mythic journey through the underworld. The mythic hero traveled into the underworld on a journey of discovery but like the sun, eventually returned to the waking world with his newly found knowledge.