Monday, August 9

What is uroboros?

An uroboros is a serpent with its tail in its mouth. Dating back to at least Ancient Egypt, and very popular with medieval alchemists, the uroboros is said to represent eternity.  It also symbolizes both self-sufficiency and self-destruction (depending on which end of the snake one identifies with).

I beg to differ. As a writer of memoir, I am an uroboros, chewing on my past to survive the present, to make a thing of beauty for the future. Problem is, I will eventually eat myself up and disappear.

No comments:

Post a Comment