1 Gate Egypt – 18 The Starry Processional by Night

At night and in the early morning our star became very small.

Despite its size, these hours were when it was the most powerful.

Since we had no food with us, sometimes the dancers were fed small squares of chocolate

or a few almonds from somone’s backpack to keep them going.

This was a great feast to us.

A few times, Solara danced inside the star and poured water

into the hands of the dancers

who gratefully lapped it up while still dancing.

As the day grew brighter, our star expanded once again.

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