One of the things you have to learn,
when you move to Gutenberg Land,
is the fact that everything here has a solid tradition,
and all are written in stone.
Like the legend that the symbol of Gutenberg Land,
and the Gutenberg 05 soccer team,
a white letter y,
contained within a white circle,
and emblazoned on red background,
is the symbol for a wagon wheel.
“remember how far I have come”
story of a cartwright’s son,
who, somehow, mystically-
as in, “so how did he learn to read and write-
and in Latin, no less?” –
got himself trained, consecrated,
and made head bishop of the Dom-
the major cathedral in Gutenberg Land.
Except, unfortunately, that he didn’t.
I mean, of course, he somehow was trained.
And became bishop,
If the history books are right,
Of the Gutenberg Dom.
Where his picture was placed in stained glass.
Much later, I assume.
With his symbol of the wagon wheel
to remind him of his simple beginnings.
Could it be that one of the monks found a secret copy
of the story of Dick Whittington’s Cat
in the secret library
set up by that famous Name of the Rose monk
William of Baskerville?
that has been blasted out for years,
but never really heard by anyone,
because the locals like the legend of the wagon wheel,
and it makes it easier for locals to remember the names of the bishops,
which you have to recite when you take a visitor to the Cathedral,
or they revoke your right to take place in the Carnival parades on Rose Monday,
the “wagon wheel”
which is now proudly worn on the shirts
of the famous Gutenberg 05 soccer players,
and is on the buses,
and on statues,
and in front of the University,
a wagon wheel.
it is actually,
The Celtic symbol for Mogu,
through the centuries,
popped up everywhere here,
since no one, not even the Catholic Church
wanted to destroy ancient monuments,
like the ancient Isis- Magna Mater temple
which brings in thousands of tourists each year….
Once was Mogu,
now is Willigis.
Worn proudly by the red and white-clad,
including parallel red and white combat stripes across their cheek bones,
and dogs in full soccer uniform,
fans of the famous “Willigis wagon wheel” wearing
And now you know
The Rest Of The Story.
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