Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Cut-rate Bacchantes

I came to the university this morning, and as I walked up the steps to one building, I found an ivy wreath lying at my feet.

Having had the benefit of a liberal arts education, I immediately thought, "The Bacchantes were here last night."

One problem: it was plastic ivy. Maybe today's Bacchantes shop at Hobby Lobby. In southern Colorado, we do not have ivy-covered university buildings. And maybe that's a good thing.


Anonymous Kate Winter said...

"Maybe today's Bacchantes shop at Hobby Lobby."

Actually, some of us do. :) Before I lived in an area with plentiful natural ivy year-round, I used plastic - and I still have a fake ivy wreath in a drawer for last-minute Bacchic rituals. Not exactly authentic, but still pretty.

- Oinokhoe (Kate Winter), modern-day maenad (www.wildivine.org)

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