TE15 Lithuanian Honey Cake

Tautvyda Marcinkevičiūtė MYSTERY PLAY The sleeping thrush’s tenderness is the ordinary though most often we hurry, making unequal trades with addicts’ anxious hands and glassy eyes, forgetting that the rituals

dressing of a child in his clothes;

cannot be performed (with sharp scissors cutting the thread, carelessly increasing the number of revolutions, so that little by little the greatest

mystery play of human life mimics repetitive industrial motions): Oh! The ritual of dressing a child is an atavism

of royal dressing ceremonies (how slow, hypnotic, dignified and solemn seem the movements of the valet, holding shirts to dress the king). Like a bowl of aromatic essential oil it exudes esteem for the one being dressed, who governs


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