Animate - Rush
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
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.