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A Dirge "Everything is illusion but I am confident that all is well." --"Hidden Adept" of Tibet, qtd. By Sogyal Rinpoche Weighted down by good intentions that pull me down towards an unappealing heaven--vain streets of gold and fragile crystal that guard you from the tongues of flames of Hades, of Sheol, and the fire pits where the Adonai judges you for all your kinky sex. Everything is illusion. I feel the inner shadow of an Irish Wake awakening the life within death. Celtic knot-work and Hindu mandalas are decorum for the transmigration of the soul into another world, another flesh. A final belly ache from the feast of life that dances on the urn. Everything is allusion.