July 17, 2015


The Lampades, torch-bearing underworld nymphs, wandered into my dreams. Beautiful dancers without faces, limbs that bent backwards as well as forwards, draped in black and carrying the lights they're named for.* They invited me to dance with them. I think Empousa had brought them, and was hiding from me among them, but I didn't find her.

*Yes, Lampades and lamp share etymological roots.