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17/07/2010 (Day 4.198) - Angel In My Armor, Actress In My Role

Animate - Rush

 

Polarize me

Sensitize me

Criticize me

Civilize me

Compensate me

Animate me

Complicate me

Elevate me

 

Goddess in my garden

Sister in my soul

Angel in my armor

Actress in my role

 

Daughter of a demon lover

Empress of the hidden face

Priestess of the pagan mother

Ancient queen of inner space

 

Spirit in my psyche

Double in my role

Alter in my image

Struggle for control

 

Mistress of the dark unconscious

Mermaid of the lunar sea

Daughter of the great enchantress

Sister to the boy inside of me

 

My counterpart, my foolish heart

A man must learn to rule his tender part

A warming trend, a gentle friend

A man must build a fortress to defend

A secret face, a touch of grace

A man must learn to give a little space

A peaceful state, a submissive trait

A man must learn to gently dominate

 

Polarize me

Sensitize me

Criticize me

Civilize me

Compensate me

Animate me

Complicate me

Elevate me

 

Today The Rogues are looking at lyrics, poems and other published words which have a personal meaning.

 

This has been on of my favourite Rush songs for a long while. It is apparently about the Jungian concept of Anima and Animus, specifically from the point of view of a man and the need to accept and embrace his feminine 'anima'.

 

On a simpler level it is about a man coming to terms with his feminine side; something which is of great importance to me.

 

Both images are me; the male one was taken today - my 'anima' is a previously unposted picture from my archives.

 

The texture is from Spektoral Addendum

 

And the combination of gritty texture plus pretentious song lyrics is, of course, a prime candidate for Cliche Saturday.

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Taken on July 17, 2010