The Game of Life

Alpha is Desire, the descent into the dark
Omega is Passion, the rising of the Son
‘tis the sequence of life in Heaven and on Earth
Eros-Dionysos, the dance of endless birth
In matter they play; on the track of time they run
And then, on their Elysian journey they embark.

From A Book to Free the Soul ©
Jean-Leon Gerome, Drunken Bacchus and Cupid, Oil on canvas, 1850, Musee des Beaux-Arts (Bordeaux)

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