"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

29 October 2022


We have had no good fortune since there arrived here the autumn carnival.  It seems strange to speak of such things in these enlightened days.  A poor, lame servant girl went to the fortuneteller to inquire how she might run.  Her leg mended ... and then she ran mad.

It seems they destroy people by granting their dearest wishes, as has been the way of the devil since God created the world.  Old folks of this town say they remember such a carnival of evil visiting many autumns past in the days of their youth.

The traveling people swore they would return, some other autumn.  Each time their visit ended with a most unusual storm ..."

The 1983 film-adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes ...

With great appreciation to my friend, Kurt, who introduced me to Bradbury many, many years ago.

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