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(c) 2013 Saradunn by the shore of Somesville Sound

As we read on in “Aleph” we read that Paulo and Yao

are visiting a Shaman who can talk with the wife of Yao, 

who past away several years ago, 

and by whom Yao was in an earlier stage of his life. 

Hilal 

has asked if she could go with them, 

but 

the tradition of the shamans doesn’t allow women at their rituals 

so Hilal has to stay alone accompanied by a few other women. 

 

Yao says to her: 

‘You cannot go with us, but stay here on the shore of the lake. 

You will be part of the ritual … 

just open your mind and you will feel if you were really there’

Hilal accepts that she cannot go and stays on the shore.

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Past traditions hold
women support the lonely
feeling the unknown
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Men’s rituals
women only imagine
seeing the unknown 
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rites back in the day 
women unworthy to share 
alone together

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 (c) 2013 Saradunn by the shore of Somesville Sound

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