An interesting little incident came when Montezuma sent one of his Nobles to the Spanish Camp. This Noble brought a wicker basket filled with ornaments of rough gold, gifts from his Emperor. As the Spaniards pressed closer to see the golden splendor, the Noble spied among the Spaniards a helmet which had a thin gold plating. He was so fascinated by this helmet that when Cortes handed him gifts to take to Montezuma he declined them all to ask only for the helmet saying:..'I must show it to the Emperor for this helmet looks exactly like the one that was once worn by the White God. Cortes then sent the helmet and expressed the wish that it be filled with gold as the Spaniards were troubled with a disease of the heart from which gold was a special remedy.
Maybe it's not possible for me to walk away, or maybe it is. I dunno. You know me well enough to know that I just want the truth. All of this could be settled in about 15 seconds, for everyone.
Not everyone. You know far more than you will ever read in any book. It is not important to know every detail. You'll run up against the same old wall time and time again. We are all programmed to deny the event ever took place.
Take the things you have gathered from this place and create the answer for you alone. Fuck everybody else. They don't want the answer anyway. They are too busy asking the wrong questions anyway. You have the answers to questions that have not yet been asked.
well, at least I had the answers to questions not yet asked, right?
Pardon the intrusion...Apollo often, if not always, made reference to the "Rosetta Stone" of clues which is Sgt. Pepper. Both in the cover art, as well as music and lyrics. The Beatles, in the works that followed, both as a band, and later on their own as solo artist, pointed a finger back at "Pepper". Lets start at the beginning, and work our way forward. Lets see if there is anything we missed. A good place to start is in a 1984 McCartney interview that is quite telling. Pay attention to the words..."It was an idea I had, I think when I was flying from L.A. to somewhere. I thought it would be nice to lose our identities, to submerge ourselves in the persona of a fake group. We would make up all the culture around it and collect all our heroes in one place. So I thought a stupid-sounding name for a Dr. Hook's Medicine Show and Traveling Circus kind of thing would be 'Sgt. Pepper's Loneley Hearts Club Band'. Just a word game, really." The "game " begins... POV
R.S.V.P. stands for a French phrase, "répondez, s'il vous plaît," which means "please reply." The person sending the invitation would like you to tell him or her whether you accept or decline the invitation. That is, will you be coming to the event or not? Etiquette rules followed in most Western cultures require that if you receive a formal, written invitation, you should reply promptly, perhaps that same day. For hosts who are planning a dinner party, a wedding or a reception, this is important from a practical point of view, because they need to know how many people to count on and how much food and drink to buy. More important, though, is the simple courtesy of responding to someone who was nice enough to invite you, even if it is to say that you regret that you will not be able to attend.