A Piano in the Desert

August 6, 2023
Piano in the desert

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I had a strange dream about a piano in the desert last night. It’s been a while since I shared any dreams, so here’s a brief account of what I saw and heard.

Someone was playing a piano, out in the open desert, under the scorching sun but I couldn’t see who it was. The music reminded me of the singer-songwriter, Tori Amos. Lost in a great expanse of sand, the piano sounded frail and thin, with plaintive cries that were carried away on the wind. The piano did not go unheard, however.

There was an argument or debate going on amongst the gods, about how close they should get to this piano in the desert; and about how much they should intervene and how much they should simply let nature take its course. The piano was somehow moving as it played and was edging closer toward disaster. Sure enough, the piano moved over a certain spot and disappeared into a sinkhole, crashing into an old, forgotten tomb below. If the gods had intervened, the discovery would never have been made. By not intervening, the lives and safety of the people were at risk. Sometimes, discoveries are only made by accident and only then, during times of peril. So, the question is, what do you want? Safety, or a serendipitous discovery that could be dangerous…

There you have it, short and sweet. I don’t really have much time for reflection on whether or not this dream actually meets the criteria for blogging. The piano in the desert was odd, it was haunting, and I think it might mean something, like another discovery could be made in Egypt, which could happen anyway. Meanwhile, I just finished a one-month practicum placement for my degree and about to start another. Maybe I’ll have time to blog, maybe not. Anyway, thank you for reading Kemetic Blog. Stay safe and well!




Acknowledgement of African Origin The author of Kemetic Blog acknowledges and respects the African ancestral origins of ancient Egypt and recognises the practice of Kemetic paganism as a modern reflection of Traditional African Religion.


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